Healthy Cities + Policy Implications

How can cities and the buildings within them promote physical activity, health and equity in built environment?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Joyce Lee, co-author of the Active Design Guidelines which provides architects and urban design professionals with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, will discuss policy implications and health. She is applying the lessons learned in the Guidelines, LEED strategies, AIA’s Local Leaders: Healthier Communities Through Design, and ULI’s Building for Wellness: The Business Case, to demonstrate how the successful strategies might be applied to Midwestern cities.

Presented in partnership with the Missouri Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) & National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

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April 2015 Luncheon

Is Your Community Ready for Economic Development

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Everyone says they want economic development, but is your municipality truly ready for it? In today’s competitive landscape, if your website, local regulations, and staff are not prepared, you’re probably losing out on leads without ever knowing you were in the running. How can your community be a better candidate? How can you get on the radar screen of more companies and site selectors? Can you follow through appropriately when someone makes an inquiry?

At the April Luncheon Jim Alexander of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Bob Lewis of Development Strategies will talk about what you can do to ensure your community is prepared for economic development.

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2015 St. Louis Spring Planning Workshop

Planning for Prosperity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall
2319 Chouteau Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63103

Join us for our annual St. Louis Metro Section Spring Planning Workshop and Award Ceremony at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall on Tuesday, March 31!

Speakers include: 

  • Paul McKee, Chairman and CEO, McEagle
  • Bill Laskowsky, Chief Development Officer, McEagle
  • Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Chris Krehmeyer, President and CEO, Beyond Housing
  • Rosalind Williams, Retired Planning & Development Director, City of Ferguson
  • Lori Fiegel, Comprehensive Planning Manager, St. Louis County

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February 2015 Luncheon

St. Louis Regional Centers of Commerce

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The topic for the February lunch will be Regional Centers of Commerce. Downtown St. Louis used to be the only major hub of commercial activity in the metro area. All roads led to downtown where there were jobs of all sorts, including manufacturing. It’s where retail was concentrated, where government was concentrated, where offices were concentrated. And a great deal of housing. But changing land use patterns and transportation networks enabled other parts of the region to develop significant hubs of their own in the last several decades. 

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