URPL Planning Workshop

Each year, the Urban and Regional Planning program offers a planning workshop to provide graduate students with training in planning practice. The planning workshop also serves an outreach function by connecting communities across Wisconsin with the resources of the University for addressing applied planning problems.

Fall 2017: Water Street Corridor

Second year MS URPL students have announced the completion of their final work product for Fall 2017. Both the presentation and the final report were well-received by local and regional stakeholder groups of the Sauk City and Prairie-du-Sac to revitalize the Water Street Corridor. 

Fall 2016: City of Monona

City of Monona Strategic Housing Plan Update

Safe Routes to School Final Report

Fall 2015: Fitchburg Agricultural Route Concept Analysis

Past Workshops

Fall 2014: Marathon County

Fall 2013: Freeport, IL Revitalization Project

Fall 2012: Renewable Energy Economic Opportunity Assessment

Fall 2011: Assessing the Renewable Energy Opportunity in Southwest Wisconsin

  • Renewable Energy Opportunity Plan for Southwest Badger Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (SW Badger), Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC), and UW Extension with Lafayette County. For more information, please the attached report and final presentation.

Fall 2010: Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

  • This workshop had four teams working on elements of the 2011–2016 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan (WiscSCORP). For more information, see our Fall 2010 Planning Workshop Webpage.

Fall 2009: Sustainable Madison Community

Fall 2008: Madison, Wisconsin: Northeast Neighborhood Development Plan

Fall 2007: Jefferson County Farmland Preservation Report (led by Professor Kurt Paulsen)

Fall 2006: Village of Norwalk, Strategic Action Plan

Fall 2005:

The 2005 Fall Workshop included two separate projects – one dealing with open space and land use planning in Jefferson County and the other dealing with recreation planning in Superior. Follow the links below to read more about each individual project.

  • Jefferson County
    • Parks, Recreation and Open Space Planning in Jefferson County: Socio-economic and Physical Design Elements 
  • Superior
    • Recreation Planning for Whiteside Island and the Superior Municipal Forest: An Assessment of Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Spring 2004: EcoPlanIT Madison: An Ecological Blueprint for the City of Madison, WI (note: as of August 2015, currently down for construction)

Spring 2003: Developing a Model "Smart Code" for Dane County

Spring 2002: Dane County Planning Workshop  Commuter Rail in Dane County: Analysis and Planning for Transit Oriented Development

Spring 2001: Towns of Brothertown and Stockbridge, Calumet County Workshop Integrating Environmental Planning and Policy into a Local Land Use Process

Spring 2000: City of Lodi Planning Workshop: Lodi Vision 2025, and A Development Impact Assessment of a proposed development in Lodi

Spring 1999: Town of Verona Planning Workshop Development Impact Assessment

Spring 1998: Columbia County: County wide comprehensive and growth management planning

Spring 1998: Village of Twin Lakes: Comprehensive planning