Joe Peterangelo's Blogs

August 11, 2017 - 8:55am
By: Joe Peterangelo
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are...
March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
The rise of smart phones, mobile applications, and new private transportation service providers has ushered in a highly experimental period in which transit systems are testing new ways of providing services. Is it time for similar experimentation...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
The recent convergence of several related endeavors led us to examine the potential benefits and challenges of developing a forensic science center in southeast Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin is planning to develop a new crime laboratory in the...
November 21, 2016 - 10:11am
By: Joe Peterangelo
The inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week took place the first week of November, bringing entrepreneurs together to learn from one another. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Wisconsin was recently ranked last in the nation for startup...
October 24, 2016 - 9:22am
By: Joe Peterangelo
When it comes to transportation, we are living in a dynamic period of innovation. Concurrent with the rise of smart phones, Milwaukee and cities across the world recently have introduced carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, and other new ways of...
October 4, 2016 - 7:30am
By: Joe Peterangelo
Mentoring has been recognized nationally as an effective strategy for ensuring that children complete high school, attend college, and avoid risky behavior. While dozens of organizations provide mentoring opportunities for youth in Milwaukee, those...
September 9, 2016 - 8:55am
By: Joe Peterangelo
A friend who lives in Toronto recently told me about her daily commute to work via streetcar. “It is way too expensive to park downtown near my job, and the streetcar is my best option. But it’s frustrating how long it takes to get to and from work...
May 27, 2016 - 11:03am
By: Joe Peterangelo
Yesterday morning, the City of Milwaukee’s Workforce Organizational Reform Committee approved a broad set of changes to the Residents Preference Program (RPP), which links public investments with construction jobs for city residents. Those changes...
May 8, 2016 - 9:30pm
By: Joe Peterangelo
Development activity in Milwaukee has reached a breakneck pace, with new project announcements taking place daily. But can this opportunity translate into a substantial number of job opportunities for low-income Milwaukee residents? Are the right...
March 4, 2016 - 8:40am
By: Joe Peterangelo
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...

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