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Wisconsin survey suggests college grads want ability to to get around without a car

A new survey suggests most Wisconsin college students want the ability to get around without a car, and not having that option could be one factor in them leaving the state after they graduate.
For the last decade, Wisconsin has been experiencing a “brain drain,” with more college graduates leaving the state than staying, notes the WISPIRG Foundation, which promotes good government and aims to protect consumers.
While transportation is only one piece of the equation, millennials are leading the decline in vehicle miles traveled in favor of biking, walking and taking transit, other research has found. Young people increasingly tell surveys that they want a lifestyle that isn’t dependent on driving and are drawn to the vibrancy and convenience of more walkable communities.

image via flickr:CC | didbygraham High-res

Wisconsin survey suggests college grads want ability to to get around without a car

A new survey suggests most Wisconsin college students want the ability to get around without a car, and not having that option could be one factor in them leaving the state after they graduate.

For the last decade, Wisconsin has been experiencing a “brain drain,” with more college graduates leaving the state than staying, notes the WISPIRG Foundation, which promotes good government and aims to protect consumers.

While transportation is only one piece of the equation, millennials are leading the decline in vehicle miles traveled in favor of biking, walking and taking transit, other research has found. Young people increasingly tell surveys that they want a lifestyle that isn’t dependent on driving and are drawn to the vibrancy and convenience of more walkable communities.

image via flickr:CC | didbygraham

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A Rustbelt Makeover

Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.

Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 

Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service (GADoS), through the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools,
provides an opportunity to transform schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through
local service projects. The GADoS initiative is a great way to involve student groups, parent volunteers, and
local community organizations to make your school building or grounds greener and healthier.
Virtual students offer crash course for teachers-in-training

While their personalities and attitudes may sound familiar, none of the students is real. They’re TeachLivE avatars projected on a screen and programmed in real time to help education majors practice their techniques, and to test their patience when students misbehave. The entire classroom is computer-generated.As a TeachLivE partner, UWM pays to use the simulation in its teacher education. In a virtual classroom with only five students, teachers in training can make mistakes and learn from them without harming real students or their own confidence.

via Mr Loucks (thanks!) High-res

Virtual students offer crash course for teachers-in-training

While their personalities and attitudes may sound familiar, none of the students is real. They’re TeachLivE avatars projected on a screen and programmed in real time to help education majors practice their techniques, and to test their patience when students misbehave. The entire classroom is computer-generated.

As a TeachLivE partner, UWM pays to use the simulation in its teacher education. In a virtual classroom with only five students, teachers in training can make mistakes and learn from them without harming real students or their own confidence.

via Mr Loucks (thanks!)