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April 22 - ASCE/STEM Forward April Meeting

  • GRAEF 125 South 84th St, #401 Milwaukee, WI 53214 (map)

The Transform Milwaukee Initiative is a comprehensive, public-private initiative that seeks to leverage Milwaukee’s workforce, industrial strengths and transportation assets to expand community investments, increase business development, boost job creation and strengthen neighborhoods.  Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) contracted with a consultant team, led by GRAEF, to develop a 10-year Strategic Action Plan focusing on economic development in the five industrial corridors that comprise the Transform Milwaukee area (the “5 Core Areas”) – The Corridor, Riverworks, Menomonee Valley, Harbor District, and Aerotropolis. This presentation will focus on the Strategic Action Plan, currently in a final state and set to be released in 2015.

The GRAEF Planning and Urban Design Group facilitated the Consultant Team comprised of Gruen Gruen + Associates, HNTB, Mueller Communications, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Prism Technical.  The Consultant Team collaboratively fashioned an action-heavy Plan based on a) the pre-defined 5 Key Strategies for the Initiative, b) community and business desires, c) recommendations from 60+ past plans, and d) expert knowledge of Milwaukee and the southeastern Wisconsin region.

Speaker:    Stephanie Hacker, Senior Planner, GRAEF  

Topic:        Transform Milwaukee Initiative

Date:         Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:         11:45 a.m.—Social Gathering
                  12:00 a.m.—Lunch Followed by Presentation

Location:   GRAEF
                  125 South 84th St, #401
                  Milwaukee, WI  53214
Meal:        Choice of Turkey Avocado BLT, Asiago Steak, or
                 Spicy Mediterranean Veggie, Chips, Cookie, and Drink
                 *Special Dietary Meals Available Upon Request

Cost:         $16 for ASCE Members, $21 for Non-Members
                  Free for ASCE Students with advanced registration

Register Online at:

Registration Ends April 20, 2015

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Contact Kiley Kurz at with any questions.

Please note:  You must register online to receive a lunch, we will not have extras for day-of registrants.  We also cannot guarantee a seat for day-of registrants.  

No shows will be billed for the cost of lunch.  If you cannot attend please email Kiley Kurz at no later than April 20, 2015 by 1:00pm for cancellation.  All checks must be payable to STEM Forward.



Later Event: April 23
April 23 - MPS STEM Fair