MILWAUKEE — Lilith Fowler, the executive director of Harbor District, Inc., will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.
Fowler knows about redevelopment and revitalization. She served as the first executive director of the Menomonee Valley Partners, where she helped launch an award-winning redevelopment effort. Now, she’s leading the Harbor District, a nonprofit organization created to revitalize Milwaukee’s harbor and surrounding area.
For years, the land south of the Milwaukee River and Third Ward has been underutilized, even forgotten. Today, the district is on the verge of a rebirth. Two years of intensive planning and public input have resulted in a plan that envisions the transition of the area to a vibrant, multiuse district featuring housing, offices, retail, and modern manufacturing. But the plan also places a premium on green space and waterfront recreation.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s 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 public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.