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Jim Testin, AICP
Todd Vanadilok, AICP
Brittany Bagent, LEED AP
Brandon Nolin, AICP
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
APA-CMS Board
JANUARY
Creating
Expert RFPs
DATE
January 22
TIME
9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
LOCATION
CMAP
CHICAGO
This program will demys-
tify the RFP process from
the perspective of both the
public and private sectors,
with attendees learning
how to hire consultants and
win clients more effectively.
This indispensable insider
access will be beneficial
for your communitys next
RFP solicitation or your
firms next proposal.
FEBRUARY
Cool Communities:
Setting Your
Town Apart
DATE
February 18
TIME
9:00 AM to
11:00 AM
LOCATION
CMAP
CHICAGO
This program will explore
creative local initiatives
that suburbs are utilizing
to set themselves apart as
cool communities. From
conservation of mid-centu-
ry ranch homes to CMAPs
Arts and Culture Toolkit,
learn how your commu-
nity can enhance its cool
factor and accentuate local
characteristics that make
the community unique.
MARCH
What Planners Do:
Revisited
The book What Planners Do:
Power, Politics & Persuasion,
which was written by UIC Pro-
fessor Charles Hoch in 1994,
focuses on studying plan-
ners and what they do. This
program intends to revisit the
intent of this book along with
panelists working in various ar-
eas of the profession to discuss
what we as planners are doing
now and how the profession
and the demand for planning
professionals has evolved.
MAY
Dos & Donts
of Successful
Alternative
Energy Projects
DATE
May 28
TIME
2:00 PM to
4:00 PM
LOCATION
Delta Institute
CHICAGO
This program will explore
how successful alternative
energy projects were de-
veloped and are achieving
energy efficiency and cost
reductions. Emerging types
of alternative energies and
innovative strategies will
also be discussed.
JUNE
Future Suburban
Industrial &
Business Parks
DATE
June 17
TIME
9:00 AM to
11:00 AM
LOCATION
CMAP
CHICAGO
This session will explore
revitalizing aging suburban
industrial and business
parks to retain and attract
tenants. Learn about what
municipalities are doing
to compete with modern
greenfield parks and what
drives location decisions.
Retrofitting municipal
regulations and financing
options for infrastructure
upgrades will be explored.
JULY
Chicago Zoning
Reform: Ten
Years Later
DATE
July 29
TIME
TBD*
Reception
to follow
LOCATION
Chaddick
Institute
CHICAGO
2004 marked the first com-
prehensive zoning reform in
the City of Chicago since the
Ordinances creation in 1957.
Although many in the field still
refer to it as the new code,
it has been ten years since its
adoption. Join this engaging di-
alogue led by experts in the field
discussing its impact on real es-
tate, lessons learned, and what
still needs to be addressed in the
Chicago Zoning Ordinance.
AUGUST
Realizing Potential:
Land Banks,
Demolition & Planning
for Vacant Land
DATE
August 7
TIME
9:00 AM to
12:00 PM
LOCATION
Metcalfe
Federal
Building
CHICAGO
SEPTEMBER
Chicago Union
Station Master
Plan: Looking to
the Future
DATE
September 10
TIME
9:00 AM to
12:00 PM
LOCATION
Union Station
CHICAGO
Learn about the
award-winning, multi-
agency master planning
process that began in 2010
and its recommendations
for improvements that
will impact the region for
generations to come.
APA National Conference
ATLANTA | APRIL 26-30
APRIL
NOVEMBER
Design
Considerations
for Landscape
& Hardscape
Infrastructure
DATE
November 13
TIME
TBD*
LOCATION
TBD*
Learn how communities
utilize landscape design
and design standards to
create and promote sus-
tainable greenscapes and
infrastructure.
DECEMBER
Happy Holidays!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
OCTOBER
APA-IL State Conference
EVANSTON | OCTOBER 1-3
DATE
March 12
TIME
9:00 AM to
12:00 PM
LOCATION
Chaddick
Institute
CHICAGO
* Watch for more program details in future APA-CMS eblasts!
Since the Great Recession,
municipalities have explored
strategies to stabilize neigh-
borhoods and commercial
districts. From land banks,
strategic redevelopment,
and residential demolition
best practices, come learn
how other communities are
using municipal policies and
resources in the fight against
blight and vacancy.
LAST REVISED: MAY 16, 2014
2014 Program Calendar
CHICAGO METRO SECTION