arts and culture

March 4, 2016 - 8:40am
Why did a majority of young, college-educated Americans choose to live in downtown areas rather than suburbs between 2000 and 2010? A new study by researchers at UC-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania finds that an increased desire to live...
June 4, 2015 - 1:15pm
Marquette University Law School and the Public Policy Forum have designed an interactive budget simulation game that allows citizens to grapple with the funding needs faced by cultural facilities, parks, and other quality-of-life amenities in...
February 23, 2015 - 4:17pm
New developments in the debates about a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks  and a downtown streetcar have reinvigorated public discussions about whether public monies should pay for capital investments in cultural and economic development assets...
April 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Tax increment financing (TIF) has been mentioned recently in relation to two proposed sports-related developments in southeastern Wisconsin: a new BMO Harris Bradley Center and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee and a minor-league baseball...
March 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Late last year, the Public Policy Forum released Pulling Back the Curtain, a report that identified and quantified the operating and facility needs of Milwaukee County’s cultural and entertainment assets.  Today, we release the second...
January 8, 2014 - 9:00am
As we begin 2014, now is the time that we often take a moment to reflect on the past year and think of ways that we can improve upon it. As a result of this process, many people resolve to share a greater part of what they’ve earned with the causes...
December 27, 2013 - 8:00am
As the new year approaches, it’s time again for the Forum to reflect on its past year of public policy research and to announce its list of top five research findings for the year. Last year’s list included findings on quality ratings for Milwaukee...
August 21, 2009 - 8:00am
The new transportation hub at the World Trade Center, designed by Santiago Calatrava, has risen from the pit of ground zero and looks to be a near twin of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The building is slated to open in 2012. Cost overruns and a slow...