2016 June Picnic

Trailnet Pop-Up Traffic Calming

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Last fall, Trailnet and the HEAL Partnership conducted pop-up traffic calming demonstrations in four City of St. Louis neighborhoods through the Plan4Health grant. The Plan4Health project was made possible through the generous contributions of MOAPA.

The demonstrations were successful in slowing down traffic and created a more pleasant environment for people who walk. Trailnet created a free how-to guide on creating one's own pop-up traffic calming demonstration in your own neighborhood with a lending library of materials for demonstrations. Come join us to learn more about Trailnet's project and how planners can work with other fields for successful cross-sector collaborations! 

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SLMS APA 2015 Student Happy Hour (2)

Let's Be Social!
Student Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday October 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The St. Louis Metropolitan Section of APA is home to a diverse community of planning professionals and students.  Spanning the river to encompass two states and several colleges and universities, the membership of the SLMS APA has a wealth of experience and ideas.  Join us in October for an opportunity to socialize and network with your fellow planners and planning students.  Share what you do with up and coming planners and hear about what future professionals are bringing to the planning table.

Have you realized that there was someone you wanted to connect with who had to leave early?  October’s happy hour is your opportunity to chat, connect and be social.

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May 2016 Luncheon

Great Rivers Greenway

Friday, May 20, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

In celebration of National Bike Month, Mark Vogl and Elizabeth Simons of Great Rivers Greenway will give an update on the expanding network of multi-modal greenways that are connecting the St. Louis region. Great Rivers Greenway is the regional parks and trails district created in 2000 by a vote of the people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, and is charged with building a network of greenways that let us all explore our rivers, parks and communities. More than just a trail, each greenway is unique with neighborhoods, businesses, parks and rivers to explore. Mark and Elizabeth will speak about the 2016 update to the Regional Plan as well as projects in partnership with municipalities, agencies, non-profits and residents to make St. Louis a more bicycle-friendly region.


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April 2016 Luncheon

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Karen Berry-Elbert, MSW is the manager of the St. Louis region’s only Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, or NORC. St. Louis NORC is a non-sectarian program that supports the healthy aging of adults 65+ in their own homes by providing opportunities for meaningful community involvement and increased access to support services. Managed by Jewish Federation, St. Louis NORC operates within a three-mile service neighborhood in the Creve Coeur area.  In 2011, St. Louis NORC opened its on-site programming (health and wellness, educational, cultural workshops, and bus outings) to anyone in the 65+ age group who has an interest in learning, meeting new people, and exploring some of the cultural institutions in our community.

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