Communication Campaigns for the Monroe Farmers Market

We encourage the trend of simple, easy and local food purchasing. Recognizing how the Monroe Farmers’ Market maintains the trend of local and simple, Main Street Monroe embodies a “back-to-basics” feeling. Moving away from the previously used, family-oriented audience, we are proposing a new focus on Gen X Green County residents who are excited and […]

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User Experience Evaluation and Testing

We tested SnapPlus (Soil Nutrient Application Planner), a nutrient management planning software developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and several other State of Wisconsin entities. It was developed to help farmers stay in compliance with Wisconsin’s Nutrient Management Standard Code 590. From the SnapPlus website: “SnapPlus can calculate: ● Crop nutrient (N, P2O5, K2O) recommendations […]

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The Village of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Facility

Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants and creating an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle with minimal impacts. Municipal wastewater treatment includes streams from household sewage and sometimes industrial wastewater. Physical, chemical, and biological processes can be used to remove contaminants, including excessive nutrients, to produce an effluent that is […]

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Downtown Revitalization: A Design for the City of Brodhead

To fulfill the requirements of the Senior Capstone Program in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison I will investigate how ideas of human perception may inform the design of streetscapes and suburban redevelopment. This investigation will be given context and focus by the concerns and goals of The City of Brodhead, […]

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Safe Routes to School Planning Guide for the New Glarus School District and the Village of New Glarus

This report has been created under the scope of the UniverCity Year program, a collaborative partnership between communities across the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In partnership with Green County UniverCity Alliance, Village of New Glarus officials identified a need for a safe routes to school study for the New […]

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Urban Design: Theory and Practice

This report focuses on preparing a comprehensive and context appropriate set of guidelines to advance the development of affordable/workforce housing in small towns and villages located in Dane County. The paper reflects the lessons learned from the previous two projects and the compilation of research we have conducted throughout the semester. Recommendations are feasible and […]

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Improving Rural Transportation in Green County

This project was developed as part of the UniverCity Year, a partnership between the Green County Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Green County Healthy Community Coalition determined that transportation presents a significant challenge for many residents in Green County in accessing medical care, grocery stores, and other services. In consultation with […]

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Farmers’ Cooperative Viability Assessment

This project was completed by this class as a part of the 2018-2019 UniverCity Year partnership with Green County. Green County is the UniverCity Year partner for the 2017-2020 academic years. Local government and community leaders have identified projects for faculty and students to work on. Green County is located in South Central Wisconsin and […]

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Lowering Phosphorus Levels in Browntown

The WI DNR has changed legislation regarding phosphorus levels in municipal wastewater. The change, lowering standards from 4.8 mg/L to 0.075mg/L, created noncompliance issues for the Browntown, WI municipal wastewater treatment facility. The system operator, Rob, has emphasized that any changes to the system must comply with the city’s public budget of $270,000 (for all […]

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