The Economic Value of Walkability: New Evidence

One of the hallmarks of great urban spaces is walkability–places with lots of destinations and points of interest in close proximity to one another, buzzing sidewalks, people to watch, interesting public spaces–all these are things that the experts and market surveys are telling us people want to have. It’s all well and good to acknowledge […]

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“Please join us as a partner”

At the Downtown Madison Rotary meeting on November 9 th , the featured speakers were Jackson Fonder, President and CEO, Catholic Charities Madison, and Bev Thom, Homeless Ministry, Bethel Lutheran Church. Catholic Charities and Bethel Lutheran Church will be working together to provide services for the homeless at Bethel 5 days per week. The collaboration […]

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Imagine Madison!

Help us Imagine Madison! Over the last ten years, Madison has gained 30,000 new residents and is expected to add another 70,000 by 2040. Madison has a strong and growing economy, world class educational facilities, beautiful surroundings, and many recreational opportunities. As we become more racially and socioeconomically diverse, is everyone experiencing these advantages? How […]

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Budgeting Our Priorities

This fall I introduced my 2017 budget An Investment for Our Future . It makes unprecedented investments in compassionate services for our most vulnerable residents , infrastructure critical to continued economic vitality and safety, along with a quality of life that creates an environment where families and businesses can flourish. This budget is a clear […]

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Poisoned Politics

Wisconsin’s children face a serious public health crisis – lead poisoning. According to a 2014 lead poisoning report by the state Department of Health Services (DHS), 21% of Wisconsin children under the age of 6 suffer from lead poisoning – higher than the national average. In parts of the state, including Milwaukee, Watertown, and Buffalo […]

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CNI Holiday Party 2016

Join us for this year’s Holiday Party at The Rigby, 6pm on Thursday, December 15! Meet and mingle with your neighbors while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Not a member? You’re welcome to join us and find out more about membership in our organization.

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Neighborhood Diversity

In advance of the annual neighborhood conference this month at Monona Terrace, the Wisconsin State Journal ran a series focusing on the many different neighborhoods in the City of Madison. The series highlighted many of the approximately 100 neighborhoods in the city and the features that make each neighborhood unique. Each neighborhood in the city […]

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Saving the Ash Trees

By Pete Ostlind Imagine – a park without trees! Can you picture this? Probably not, trees are the very essence of our downtown parks. Trees are the peace, calm and beauty of open spaces or the wild spectacle during a blustery storm. Trees are the cool shade on hot August afternoons, the home for birds, […]

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Mansion Hill Update

By Fred Mohs The cause of historic preservation suffered a defeat Monday, August 29 th when, with the exception of alder Ledell Zellers, the Plan Commission voted to approve the demolition of 219 West Gilman Street, a contributing building in the National Mansion Hill Historic District. This 1884 frame house is important as an example […]

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