Tag: Wisconsin

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

Par for the Course: Keeping the Bridge Open to the Open

In the golf world this week, all roads lead to the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Dodge County, Wisconsin. This high-caliber course is 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, 115 miles from Chicago, 116 miles south of Green Bay, and 67 miles east of Madison. It’s not quite in the middle of nowhere, but… Read More »

Splashpads Hose Down Cost of Fun in the Sun

By Blake Theisen, PLA The hottest trend in parks and recreation across the U.S. is ironically known for its cooling effects. It seems like every park or green space is spontaneously springing a leak. But these “leaks” are actually carefully designed and often whimsically outfitted splashpads with colorful features that purposefully hold children’s interest. And… Read More »