Connectivity issues: Benefits questioned for South Bridge Connector – The Press Times

BROWN COUNTY – From conception to estimated completion, the South Bridge Connector project in De Pere will take upwards of 64 years to finish, and at this point in time there are questions still to be answered.A bridge in south De Pere was recommended in the 1968 Brown County Comprehensive Plan to connect De Pere, Lawrence and Ledgeview.In 1996, 28 years after conception, the Brown County Year 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan named Rockland Road as its primary recommendation for crossing the Fox River.On Oct. 26 of this year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County announced the finalized route for the project, confirming the 1996 plan.The project will follow Southbridge and Red Maple roads from Interstate 41 east to the Fox River and, once across, follow Rockland Road and a new road to reach the intersection of County Highways X and GV in the Town of Ledgeview. UW-Green Bay Prof. Marcelo Cruz was interviewed.

Source: Connectivity issues: Benefits questioned for South Bridge Connector – The Press

Faculty note: Prof. Cruz publication

Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Administration) co-authored a publication with Francisco Cebrian from the University of Castilla La Mancha in the European Journal of Geography ERIA. “Transformation of intermediate size cities in the U.S. and Spain: the cases of Green Bay (USA) and Albacete (Spain)” co-authored with Dr. Francisco Cebrián Abellán, in Ería Revista Cuatrimestral de Geografia, Vol 2018, no. 2 2018.

Prof. Nesslein talks ‘Fast-Growing Cities in America’

Wallethub published a piece recently, on the fastest-growing cities in America. It turned to UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Thomas Nesslein (Public and Environmental Administration) for a bit of perspective. Here is one of the questions asked of Nesslein, and his response:

What should be the key priority for local authorities who want to grow their cities?

“The urban economics literature does not suggest that the best policy for generating urban economic growth is to simply slash taxes to a minimum. The evidence suggests that the efficient supply of public services, in particular, education and infrastructure, stimulate urban growth rates. In contrast, many other policies that cities have implemented for several decades such as tax abatements, a large variety of subsidies, and enterprise zones, etc. have not been very effective in attracting firms to a city and stimulating urban economic growth.”  See the full story.

Faculty note: Prof. Marcelo Cruz co-presents paper at international conference

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Administration) presented a paper with Javier Marti on comparing policies of World Heritage Sites in Quito, Ecuador and Old Havana at the ninth International Conference of Latin American Geography held in Toledo, Spain September 12-14, 2018.


Faculty note: Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz publishes article

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Affairs) has recently co-authored co-authored a study comparing the urban morphologies of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Albacete, Spain, which was published in the Ería Journal of Geography. The citation: “Transformations of intermediate size cities in the U.S. and Spain: the cases of Green Bay (USA) and Albacete (Spain), co-authored with Francisco Cebrian Abellán in Ería Revista Cuatrimestral de Geograpfia, Vol. 2, pp 183-203, Oviedo, Spain, 2018.

Port of Green Bay holding public meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 2, on Renard Island future

Those who were on the Green Bay campus the past couple of years may have remembered a class led by Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Administration) which worked semester-long to create a vision for a new public/private waterfront development very close to campus. It included suggestions for land use that juts into Green Bay called Renard Island. The Port of Green Bay will be holding its first Renard Island Public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at the Neville Public museum, and all are invited. More details, here.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Alise Coen to deliver lecture on ‘The Waning of Pax Americana’

Assistant Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public and Environmental Administration) will be delivering a lecture on “The Waning of Pax Americana” on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan. The lecture is part of the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series and will focus on the U.S. shift away from the international order established in the wake of World War II and the ongoing policy departures of the Trump administration.

Campus mourns passing of Karen Dalke

Karen DalkeThe UW-Green Bay community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a valued and highly respected member of our faculty and the Phoenix family, Karen Dalke (senior lecturer, Public and Environmental Affairs). Karen was a talented and dynamic instructor, teaching courses primarily in Sociology and Anthropology and often teaching online courses for the University’s Integrative Leadership Studies program. She passed away with loved ones at her side on Friday, July 13, 2018, following a recent accident.

A message from Provost Davis, yesterday (July 16, 2018) expressed the feelings of those who worked with her…

“Karen was a deeply respected instructor and colleague at UW-Green Bay, as well as a talented researcher and emerging scholar in her field. Karen clearly loved the work she did at UW-Green Bay and will be remembered as a fierce advocate for her students, and for her staunch advocacy surrounding issues that impacted the most vulnerable in our society.

In addition to Karen’s service as an instructor, she is a three-time alumna of the University, earning her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, all at UW-Green Bay. She went on to complete her doctoral work at UW-Milwaukee in Anthropology before joining our faculty as an ad hoc instructor and, more recently, receiving a full-time appointment.

As much as Karen was passionately devoted to UW-Green Bay and her students, her true passion was with her family, her animals and her many friends, activities and activism. UW-Green Bay deeply mourns her passing and extends our sympathies to Karen’s family and to all whom she touched.”

More information, with guidance from Karen’s friends, family and colleagues, will be forthcoming.

Faculty note: Weinschenk serves as keynote speaker next week

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk ’07 (Public and Environmental Administration, Political Science) will be the keynote speaker for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Urban Policy Forum, June 7 at Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. His topic will be the Wisconsin state elections and the political environment in Wisconsin ahead of the fall elections. The Urban Policy Forum is usually attended by 25-40 mayors and administrators from cities with populations of more than 10,000. Weinschenk’s research often focuses on what motivates people to vote. He co-authored “A Citizens Guide to U.S. Elections, Empowering Democracy in America.” In the book Weinschenk argues “much of what is broken [about democracy] can be fixed if people stop throwing up their arms and start rolling up their sleeves to do the hard work of building our democracy.”