Hola! Welcome to Here. This is Why.
My name is Montavius Jones & I am from Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Here. This is Why came about after I decided I wanted something more for my life and my beloved Milwaukee. I recognized that other cities were already creating spaces and environments for a more connected, healthy, diverse, and happy citizenry and Milwaukee was behind on these improvements. So I set out, initially, to travel to cities around the globe and admire those quality of life aspects that I longed for in my own city, namely public transit, quality public spaces, biking infrastructure, and dense mixed use neighborhoods. But as fate would have it, I was met with a challenge to take the journey to the next level with a simple question: what’s your goal? I had not thought of a goal for the trip, but as I meditated on the question I realized I could use my time for good. Thus the origins of Here. This is Why.
Here. This is Why shares stories of everyday people in cities and how they use the great built environment around them in. I do this in hopes that people in Milwaukee begin to ask the tough questions required to push us toward building a world-class city.