Bryan Gadow (’05 MPA) is teaching the Planning Workshop course for UW–Madison’s Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (formerly Department of Urban and Regional Planning) this fall. Gadow is village administrator for New Glarus, in southwestern Wisconsin.
The graduate course, part of the UniverCity Alliance program, places student project teams in communities within Green County (immediately south of Dane County) to work on locally identified urban planning issues.
For the fall semester, Gadow's class is working on park and recreation facilities planning and a safe routes to school study in New Glarus; an economic market analysis in Brodhead; and development of marketing materials to assist site sectors for the Green County Development Corporation.
Gadow, who joined the village of New Glarus in September 2015, is serving a three-year team on the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) Board of Directors. WEDA provides education, networking, and advocacy for its members in order to advance community and economic development goals in the state.