Marquette University News Release

Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist goes “On the Issues” to discuss future of cities, development of urban neighborhoods

January 30, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist will discuss his vision for the future of cities in the next “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

An outspoken and influential advocate for cities, Norquist has spent the last decade leading the Chicago-based Congress for the New Urbanism. In his role with CNU, Norquist has helped spearhead initiatives for urban highway removal, mixed-use development policies and walkable neighborhoods. He will step down later this year to write and teach.

Norquist is the author of The Wealth of Cities, a book written while he was the mayor of Milwaukee. During his 16-year tenure, the city experienced a boom in downtown housing, created the popular Riverwalk and became a center of education and welfare reform.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, public lectures by leading scholars and topical conferences — all open to the community — the Law School serves as a venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

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