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Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Planningpalooza

I guess this is urban planning week in Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's office, even more than normal. Monday, Mayor Dave addresses an Intro to Planning class at the UW and follows it up by lunching with the students and their professor, Harvey Jacobs, who also teaches a course on Green Politics.

According to his biography, "Professor Jacobs is interested in how societies define property, and the institutions they develop to manage the relationship between private and public rights in property. In his work he argues that these institutions are often a stage in which we act out social debate about more fundamental social values (such as liberty, democracy, citizenship and empowerment)."

Later in the week, Cieslewicz will attend a lecture by Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, as part of the Upper Midwest Planning Conference. The conference meets at Monona Terrace on Thursday and Friday and includes a pub crawl, which organizers list among the conference's "Mobile Workshops" in the program. Nice.

Destinations for the pub crawl are not listed, but chances are pretty good that if someone sidles up to you at a downtown bar on Thursday night and compliments you on Madison's system of bike paths or in-fill development, you're in the midst of some urban planners.


Monday, September 15, 2008

8:30 a.m. Coffee with Representative Joe Parisi
10:00 a.m. Policy Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
11:00 a.m. Guest lecturer for UW-Madison masters course "Introduction to Planning" (Old Music Hall, Room 208)
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Prof. Harvey Jacobs and UW students (The University Club)
2:00 p.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
4:30 p.m. Common Council Leadership Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
7:30 p.m. An Evening of Celebration to Benefit UW Artists of the Future and Honor Chancellor John and Georgia Wiley (Overture Hall)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Joe Sensenbrenner
9:30 a.m. Alder Michael Schumacher, Mario Mendoza, James Hess, Deb Archer, George Wiesner, Edward Clarke, Thomas Ziarnik (Mayor's Conf. Room)
10:30 a.m. Mayor's Management Team Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
12:00 p.m. Alder Brown Bag Luncheon (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:00 p.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
6:30 p.m. Common Council Meeting (City-County Bldg, Rm 201)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

8:30 a.m. Office/work time
10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:30 p.m. Office/work time
5:30 p.m. Foundation for Madison's Public Schools Builders Kickoff Reception (1007 Hillside Ave)
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture by Doug Farr - Sustainable Urbanism: Designing Sustainable Neighborhoods, Cities and Regions (Monona Terrace)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

8:45 a.m. Welcome at 2008 Upper Midwest American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Monona Terrace)
10:30 a.m. Public Works Improvements (PWI) meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:00 p.m. Operating Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Colony Condominiums (625 East Mifflin St)
4:30 p.m. Common Council Leadership Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)

Friday, September 19, 2008

9:00 a.m. Capital Budget Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
11:00 a.m. Pat McDonnell, Steve Hiniker (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:00 p.m. Office/work time
7:00 p.m. 4th Annual Rhumba for Rainbow Charity Event (Marriott Madison West)

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