Cultural Planning in Madison, Wisconsin: Toward Authentic Participation Using GIS

February 21, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Harris School of Public Policy Studies
1155 East 60th St.
Room 289B

Eleonora Redaelli is Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

In the United States, an important objective of cultural planning is creating a sense-of-place based on public involvement. However, the processes used to involve the community need more attention.  The objective is to go beyond a one-way communication, where community members merely provide their input, and pursue a dialog among residents and the local government.  Using Madison, Wisconsin as an example, I will illustrate how a geographical information system (GIS) could be used by a local government to create the foundation for a planning process based on a dialogical exchange.

Eleonora Redaelli is Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP).  After working in the cultural sector in Italy, she moved to the United States where she got her PhD at The Ohio State University.  At UWSP she is the coordinator of the Arts Management Program.