Innovative Cities Lecture Series - Lilith Fowler "Revitalizing the Harbor Distrcit"

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. PDT

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This lecture will focus on the Harbor District on the southern side of Milwaukee, and the efforts that are being taken to revitalize the old industrial section. This topic will be explored in detail through consideration of the formation of the non-profit organization “The Harbor District Inc.”, the request for and approval of federal grant money for the district, and the process of planning redevelopment in post-industrial city sectors. Lilith Fowler is the Executive Director of Harbor District, Inc., created to revitalize Milwaukee’s harbor and surrounding area. The Harbor District Inc. is a newly formed non-profit organization that is coordinating the use of the grant. The organization seeks to turn the district into a world-class example of a “a working waterfront for the 21st century.” Previously, Lilith served as the first executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, where she helped launch a successful redevelopment effort and led the creation of sustainable design guidelines. In her decade as a stay-at-home mom of two, she spearheaded the transformation of a 14,000 square foot school parking lot into a green playground. She currently serves as the Treasurer for Milwaukee Riverkeeper and on the finance committee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. Lilith grew up in San Francisco, and has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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