The 115th League of Wisconsin Municipalities Conference runs from October 16, 2013 through October 18, 2013 at the KI Center in Green Bay. Vierbicher is pleased to have two sessions at the conference. Both sessions are on Thursday, October 17th at 1:30 pm.
Errin Welty will be presenting on Retail & Professional Business Recruitment for Small Scale Communities: This session will cover strategies for communities under 10,000 to identify realistic market opportunities and create a friendly environment for local and independent retailers and professional businesses. The presentation will discuss typical site selection requirements, demographic analysis and sectors/tenants expanding in the state. Case studies from communities throughout the Midwest will be used to illustrate successful recruitment strategies.
I will be presenting on Planning and Urban Design Principles for Non-Planners: Most everyone involved in municipal governance is familiar with zoning codes and comprehensive plans, but what makes a good code and a good plan? This session explores the planning and design principles that codes and plans should allow (if not encourage) in communities that are looking for varied, sustainable, walkable, well-designed developments. The session uses the
principles of “The New Urbanism” as a guide for delving in to some of the issues that have arisen within the post-World War II style of development, and what methods may be implemented to put your
community on a healthier path.
Vierbicher will also be hosting a booth at the conference – stop by and say hi!