CityLab senior editor to go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss the history of suburbia

Oct. 21, 2019

Amanda Kolson HurleyMILWAUKEE — Amanda Kolson Hurley, senior editor at CityLab and author of the new book “Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City,” and four Milwaukee-area suburban mayors will be featured guests in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" about “The Suburbs: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” Monday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Note that this time differs from typical lunch-hour “On the Issues” events.

A Brookings study last spring found that the “back to the city” movement — robust earlier this decade — has stalled, with renewed interest in the suburbs. This 90-minute event will feature a moderated discussion with Kolson Hurley, as well as four suburban mayors: Kathy Ehley of Wauwatosa, Dan Devine of West Allis, Dan Bukiewicz of Oak Creek and John Wirth of Mequon. Kolson Hurley’s book looks at the surprising history of suburbia and what the past could tell us about the future. John Johnson, a Lubar Research Fellow from Marquette Law School, will also discuss suburban Milwaukee demographics and trends.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

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