Is Citizen Attendance At Public Meetings Helpful To Policy?, Making Cities Navigable By Foot, Drop In Deer Hunting License Sales Could Impact State Conservation Efforts

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Thriving cities are walkable. The author of a new book offers concrete steps cities can take to be more pedestrian friendly. We also discuss whether citizen engagement and strong attendance at public meetings benefit policymaking. And we take a look at how the drop in deer hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin could impact state conservation funding.

Featured in this Show

  • Fewer Deer Hunting Licenses Sold Could Impact Wisconsin Conservation Funding

    The number of deer hunting licenses sold in the state has declined by 6 percent since 1999, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. This has raised concerns about how some state conservation efforts will be funded in the future if the trend continues. We talk to WPR Superior reporter Danielle Kaeding about the news.

  • Can Citizen Engagement Distort Opinion And Prevent Good Policy?

    When cities and towns are considering new policies or projects, public meetings are a part of the process. But can too much citizen engagement, dominated by naysayers and affluent citizens, get in the way of good ideas? We discuss the pros and cons of public feedback.

  • How To Make Places More Walkable

    We talk to the author of a book who makes the case for more walkable towns and cities, and he helps break down how to do it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Alan Ehrenhalt Guest
  • Jeff Speck Guest

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