Who Said It Best (And Worst) rounds up the week’s best and worst quotes from notable Milwaukee figures and folks-about-town.
SAID IT BEST
Robert J. Schneider, associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on making the area surrounding the Shops of Grand Avenue “grand again” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]:
“This redesigned Wisconsin Avenue could be more attractive for residents, businesses, schools and places of worship and help unify the north and south sides of Marquette’s campus rather than divide it. Between the Milwaukee River and I-43, Wisconsin Avenue’s current mix of merging buses and automobiles and no dedicated bicycle space is a barrier to social interaction in downtown. BRT can be integrated into a new pedestrian-oriented Wisconsin Avenue that complements local business, tourist and entertainment activities at the new Grand Avenue mall, Grand Theater, Convention Center and convention hotels.”
SAID IT WORST
Jeremy Fojut, co-founder and Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee, on Dick Blau, the incredibly accomplished, internationally celebrated, and critically acclaimed filmmaker/photographer/professor who wrote an op-ed calling NEWaukee’s Postman’s Plot project a “huge mistake” [Urban Milwaukee]:
“When it comes down to building community there are people that talk and complain and there are people that act.”