May 2014 Luncheon

Form Based Codes in St. Charles

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion on the use of form based codes in the City of St. Charles.  The City of St. Charles has three form based codes in various parts of the City.  Learn how this approach to zoning and design has been applied for new development and as a tool for redevelopment of an aging commercial corridor.  Hear from City planning staff and the developer of the Streets of St. Charles, a multi-phased mixed use development being built from a form based code.

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April 2014 Luncheon

Case Study: The Alton Multi-Modal Transportation Facility

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a detailed case study of a major regional transportation planning project with many moving pieces which, when completed, will serve as the passenger rail gateway to the St. Louis region.

Presenters will include:

  • Matt Asselmeier, MPA, AICP - Deputy Director of Development & Housing - City of Alton
  • Stephen Ibendahl, ASLA RLA - Sustainability Planner - The HeartLands Conservancy
  • Jeff Moody - Manager - Missouri Division - Williams Creek Consulting
  • Bruce Nelson - Senior Principal Technical Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff

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2014 St. Louis Spring Planning Workshop


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join us for our annual St. Louis Metro Section Spring Planning Workshop at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center on Tuesday, March 11, 2014! The workshop will include three sessions focusing on planning for healthy and livable transport and transit in your community.

Speakers include: 

  • Whit Blanton, FAICP, Vice President/Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, APA Board of Directors – Region III (Florida)
  • Paul Wojciechowski, AICP, Associate, Alta Planning + Design
  • Mark Phillips, Long Range Planner, BSDA/Metro Transit
  • Todd Antoine, AICP, Director of Planning, Great Rivers Greenway
  • Justin Carney, AICP, Senior Planner, St. Louis County
  • Jesse Jonas, Supervisor, Project Managers, St. Louis County

4 CM Credits APPROVED!

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February 2014 Luncheon

Wetlands, they're not just swamps anymore

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

1.0 CM Credits Pending

SPEAKER:  Scott D. Harding, CPSS/CS - Vice President, Director of Natural Resource Sourvice at SCI Engineering, Inc.

Wetlands have a strained past in the United States.  We’ve drained them, filled them, plowed them, and dumped our garbage and sewage in them.  They were looked upon as breeding grounds for disease, they restricted travel, and they impeded agriculture and economic development.   Wetlands were just considered swamps, bogs, and marshes.  As a result, the U.S. EPA estimates that United States lost over half (110 million acres) of the nation’s wetlands, most of which occurred since 1950.

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