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“Tech Talk” Thursday to Focus on Kinnickinnic River Corridor Planning Process 

River Falls, WI – The first of six community “Tech Talks” in the Kinnickinnic River Corridor planning process is 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at the River Falls Public Library (lower level), 140 Union Street, River Falls, WI. The event is open to the public; there is no fee to attend.

The Tech Talk is part of the City of River Falls’ comprehensive, two-year planning process focused on the Kinnickinnic River Corridor and the existing and future relationship of the community with the river and adjoining urban and undeveloped areas. 

The community discussion on Thursday will be led by Ed Freer, a senior planner with SHE, the project’s consulting firm. Freer has over 40 years of urban waterfront design and community-based planning experience throughout the U.S. He has served as a resource member to many civic task forces and professional panels and as a member of national design juries. He has been an urban design resource for the Mayors Institute on City Design, Urban Land Institute, and American Institute of Architects Community by Design.

The session will include an academic review of corridor planning, an overview of the role that precedent projects and case studies play in corridor planning and the early themes and planning principals that emerged from the project’s Community Kickoff Event in December. The evening will include time for dialogue.

Future Tech Talk dates and topics include:

March 9: River Ecology

April 6: Economic and Neighborhood Development

May 18: Hydro Facilities and Relicensing

July 20: Dam Removal Alternatives

Sept. 7: Recreation and Tourism 

All Tech Talks will all be held at the River Falls Public Library.