I’m writing to make sure you and people in your neighborhood know about an event coming up soon that should be of interest. It’s one part panel discussion and one part listening session about how Madison should grow, and it will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave.
The panel discussion is part of our ongoing series called Cap Times Talks. Our city government reporter, Abigail Becker, will moderate the discussion (titled “How can Madison build more great neighborhoods?”) with a great panel. Here’s the lineup:
- Michael Ford, an architecture instructor at Madison College whose work on the intersection of hip-hop culture and architecture has gained nationwide attention
- David Mollenhoff, Madison historian and a key player in the 1960s revitalization of the Marquette neighborhood
- Tariq Saqqaf, the city of Madison’s neighborhood resource coordinator
- Heather Stouder, the city of Madison’s planning division director
- Sheray Wallace, Meadowood neighborhood activist
The discussion will run 6-7 p.m. Afterward, staff from the city will be on hand to lead small-group listening sessions to gather input for the Imagine Madison
project, which seeks community opinions about how and where the city should grow.
Admission is free and the High Noon provides a great atmosphere for discussion (not to mention beer for sale). It’ll be a great event for people invested in making Madison a better place, so I hope you’ll share word about it in neighborhood listservs and newsletters, and on websites and Facebook pages. If it’s helpful, here are links to a story about the event
on our website and our Facebook event page
Happy to answer any questions, and thanks for your help getting the word out.
Chris Murphy / Managing Editor
1901 Fish Hatchery Road • Madison, WI 53713