Case Study: Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center--Brownfield Restoration
Thursday, July 25, 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CDT
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The Menomonee Valley campaign launched as a series of interconnected projects that respond to these interconnected needs. It was a comprehensive approach to environmental, community and economic development that benefits tens of thousands of residents throughout the region. More than 415,000 people (100,000 of whom are under age 18) live within three miles of this area. The effort was led through a unique partnership of Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc., an organization with expertise in economic development and large scale urban revitalization and the Urban Ecology Center, Inc. with a nationally recognized model in community engagement through environmental education and park restoration.
Case Study tour will highlight the conversion of a rail yard into a 24-acre park including economically and spatially significant bike & pedestrian bridges, new miles of bike trail, renovation of a vacant tavern to become an Urban Ecology Center, year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation programs, construction of in-stream and riverbank improvements and shared storm water management.
Megan Andrews-Sharer, email@example.com