Previous Local Government Center Programs for Purchase from 2019

Programs from 2019

Regional Planning for Change in a Big Way: Foxconn - 3/13/2019

Regional Planning for Change in a Big Way: Foxconn 
In 2017, the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County was selected as the site for Foxconn Technology Group’s new liquid crystal display panel glass fabrication facility. The facility is projected to be approximately 20 million square feet (large enough to hold 11 Lambeau Fields), located on approximately 1200 acres (larger than a number of cities and villages in Wisconsin), and will be the largest such facility in the state and one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the world. The facility is expected to create 10,000 construction and related jobs. This program explores the regional impacts of the development on land use, stormwater runoff, transportation, and housing and the planning necessary to address those impacts by Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Presented by Ben McKay, AICP, Chief Community Assistance Planner, Kevin Muhs, Deputy Director, and Laura Herrick, Chief Environmental Engineer, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. 
Recorded program available for $35. To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960

Farm Economic Trends and their Effects on Farmers and Local Communities - 2/28/2019

Farm Economic Trends and their Effects on Farmers and Local Communities
Agriculture has long served as a major economic engine in Wisconsin, but today farmers are under increasing financial stress which has led to an uptick in farm bankruptcies across the state. In fact, Western Wisconsin led the nation in farm bankruptcies in 2017. As part of this session, the presenters will discuss economic trends affecting agriculture, the impacts on Wisconsin farmers, and implications for Wisconsin’s communities.
Presented by Paul Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison and Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vitaplus Corp and Director, Citizen State Bank of Loyal 
Recorded program available for $35. To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960

Complying with the New Housing Report Requirements - 2/13/2019

Complying with the New Housing Report Requirements  
Affordable housing is a critical issue for many communities in Wisconsin. During the last legislative session, the Wisconsin Legislature passed 2017 Wisconsin Act 243 to address housing affordability. Act 243 requires that by January 1, 2020, cities or villages with a population of 10,000 or more must prepare two reports: the first on the implementation of the housing element of the community’s comprehensive plan and the second on the community’s residential development fees. This program covers the legal requirements as well as tools and approaches available to communities to prepare the reports.
Presented by Kurt Paulsen, PhD, AICP, and Brian Ohm, JD, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison. 
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960

Repurposing our Downtowns: Strategies that Work - 1/31/2019

Repurposing our Downtowns: Strategies that Work
Downtowns in Wisconsin, both big and small, continue to experience significant change in their customers and competition. With the emergence of shopping centers in the ‘70s, large format stores in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now the Internet coupled with brick and mortar stores, businesses are reaching new customers in new ways. Beyond traditional retail are emerging many unique businesses that contribute to downtown’s evolving purpose. But identifying the key market segments, finding the right business mix, creating an authentic niche, and use of technology require a solid market analysis. Working with UW-Extension, a community-led research project applies the data and insight from the University, with the experience of local leaders to develop a community-led market analysis. This market analysis becomes a roadmap for the community to properly manage the direction of its downtown.
Presented by Bill Ryan, UW-Extension Community Business Development Specialist; Sharon Lezburg and Victoria Solomon, UW-Extension Community Development Educators
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.

Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent - 1/17/2019

Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent – 1/17/2019
Local governments need to be savvy and intentional about how they connect with the next generation. This presenter will cover ten ways to engage Millennials and Gen Z including successful talent attraction case studies and strategies to create connection in communities. His philosophy for community engagement starts with–change everything and then create solutions that empower constituents to create the communities they envision.
Presented by Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-996.

Keeping Up with Changes in Wisconsin’s Planning and Zoning Enabling Laws - 1/9/2019

Keeping Up with Changes in Wisconsin’s Planning and Zoning Enabling Laws – 1/9/2019
Over the past several years, Wisconsin’s legislature has enacted numerous laws impacting local planning and zoning. The laws address a variety of local land use practices including conditional use permits; nonconforming uses, structures and lots; vested rights; moratoria; development-related fees and more. This program summarizes those laws so local governments can review their ordinances and practices to insure they have not missed any of the changes and comply with the new laws.
Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/UW-Extension
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.


If you would like to order a USB thumb drive with the program and materials for $35.00 please contact our office.

 

Local Government Center
Phone: 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961
Email: lgc@extension.wisc.edu
610 Langdon Street, Room 229 Lowell Center
Madison, WI 53703