Forum: Impacts of Climate Change in Madison

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison is putting on a forum which “presents an opportunity for residents to discuss the challenges climate change has presented as well as what adaptations are needed to increase resiliency in these changes times.” 

The event is Wednesday November 14th 6:30-8:00 PM, in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  The event is open to the public.  Details can be found here.

Future Vision for City of Madison

A few updates from the City about our shared future vision:

  • On Aug 7th, the Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Common Council.  The final version of the Plan is available online (see link).
  • The Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference is on Sat Nov 17th at the Monona Terrace.  See the link for details.  Registration is $10 for the day. Lunch, Snacks, and Reception included.  There are two sessions directly related to Imagine Madison.
  • Through Imagine Madison, they planned for 70,000 new City of Madison residents by 2040. Dane County as a whole is expected to grow by about 150,000 people over a similar timeframe.  A Greater Madison Vision is an initiative to develop a shared vision and plan to guide public and private decisions about how the larger region – Dane County and surrounding communities – grows, to foster exceptional quality of life, economic opportunity, and a healthy environment for all. Go to greatermadisonvision.com to take a 10-minute online survey. You can explore four alternate futures considering housing, transportation, roads, rural preservation, water, and the environment, and provide your priorities on how the region should grow.

City of Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project

The City of Madison Department of Planning asked that we share some information about the Neighborhood Indicators Project:

The City of Madison’s Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP) has a new website and the latest indicators data are available on this new platform.

City staff are hosting free training workshops open to the community.  City staff will be available to train anyone on how to use NIP using one of your personal devices (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or using one of the computers that will be available on-site (number varies).
The workshops are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, October 10,  5:30-6:30pm (Lussier Community Education Center – CUNA Room, 55 S. Gammon Road)
  • Thursday, October 18, 6:00-7:00pm (The Village on Park – Computer Lab, 2300 S. Park Street)
  • Wednesday, October 24,  6:00– 7:00pm (Goodman Community Center – Bolz Room B, 149 Waubesa Street)

If you plan to attend any of these workshops, reply to Milena Bernardinello

On Saturday, November 17, an additional training will be held as part of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference. Conference registration is required.

In the meantime, please consider the following:

  1. Explore the new NIP website at www.cityofmadison.com/ni
  2. Once you have explored the website, Rate us at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NIPwebfeedback

Cancelled – Movie Night in Manchester Park

SMNA is sad to report that we have had to cancelled the scheduled Movie Night in Manchester Park. We have encountered unexpected equipment issues with our supplier and our equipment will not be available this weekend.
We apologize for this even more, as this is year number two that we have scheduled and then cancelled this event (last year was weather). Even with this run of bad luck we will try to pursue this event at a later date if we can get the equipment issues resolved and schedules to line up