Editorial: Back to big ideas

Editorial: Back to big ideas

We begin our 2018 editorial agenda for building an inclusive economy in our region by making the case for a return to big ideas.

Last year was a kind of reset as we acclimated to new political realities and at the same time saw a growing economy. To energize that economy even more and to ensure it is equitable, we look forward to pushing ahead on an ambitious rethinking of the Alliant Energy Center campus, redevelopment of the Oscar Mayer plant, a Nolen Waterfront Park to compliment Monona Terrace and increase access to the lake, and a revitalized South Park Street anchored by Madison College.

But we also want to start planning for updated public schools in Madison, new business development in surrounding cities and villages, and perhaps most important of all, a 21st-century multimodal transportation-transit system.

One thing all these ideas have in common, besides providing jobs and generating taxes, is their impact on housing and transportation. We’ll talk about that tomorrow.

Editorial: Back to big ideas

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