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Cap Times Idea Fest Poll: What will downtown Madison look like in the future?

Cap Times Idea Fest Poll: What will downtown Madison look like in the future?

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Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 The Wisconsin State Capitol Building and downtown Madison can bee seen during an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle and Camp Willa flight over the Madison area.

Downtown Madison is currently at an inflection point. Are we on a path to becoming a little big city or a big little city? As part of Cap Times Idea Fest, a group of top downtown leaders will discuss how it can grow to become a vibrant, equitable place where everyone feels welcome. 

As they prepare for that discussion, they want to hear from you. Please share your answers via these Polco polls:

The full Idea Fest schedule — including live events at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union — is available now on

General admission tickets are $10 and VIP seats (which provide premium Shannon Hall seating) are $60. Cap Times members get a 50% discount on Idea Fest tickets. (Learn more about membership here.) Masks are required indoors at the Union and seating will be socially distanced.

Share your opinion on this topic by sending a letter to the editor to Include your full name, hometown and phone number. Your name and town will be published. The phone number is for verification purposes only. Please keep your letter to 250 words or less.

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