Design Reedsburg Final Report

On May 4, 2017, a group of 21 planning and design professionals found their way to Reedsburg, Wisconsin to dedicate their time and expertise in hopes of helping the community discover their shared vision for the future.  The Design Reedsburg Final Report documents the outcomes of the Design Wisconsin Team’s visit.

The Design Wisconsin Team

The Design Wisconsin Team is a community design program offered by the University of Wisconsin (UW)- Extension’s Community Vitality + Placemaking Team. The Design Wisconsin Team assists local communities in identifying and visualizing their short-, medium-, and long-range vision.

The Team features volunteers from planning and design professions who donate their time and talent over the course of a long weekend (the Visit).  The Reedsburg Design Team consisted of team members from Wisconsin and Minnesota with backgrounds in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, public art, economics, planning, education, political science, community marketing, and digital communication. Team members immersed themselves in the community.  They stayed with host families and led a series of public participation activities.  The outcomes of the Visit consisted of large, hand-drawn illustrations of the community’s shared vision.

Jennifer Erickson, Professor and Community, Natural Resource & Economic Development Educator for Sauk County, has provided the community with the technical support necessary to bring the Team to Reedsburg and will be assisting the community with implementation after the Team leaves.  To learn more or if you have questions, please contact Jennifer Erickson at 608-355-3252 or

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