January 2015 Luncheon

Open Data and GIS in Planning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion on open data and GIS in planning.  Local experts on the topics are being assembled for an engaging presentation and discussion on the definitions, policies, technologies and current cutting-edge practices regarding open data and GIS.

Participants on the panel are still tentative, so please check the St. Louis Section Events page soon.


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December 2014 Luncheon

Annual Holiday Luncheon!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 PM

Please join us on December 17th at Lucas Park Grille for our annual holiday luncheon. The holiday luncheon trivia tradition will continue again this year, so dig up your old Trivial Pursuit and impress other attendees with your trove of random facts and useless knowledge! Prizes will be awarded to the winning table. Shame will be awarded to the losing table.

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November 2014 Luncheon

The St. Louis Regional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 
What it is and Why Planners Should Care

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
11:30am – 1:30pm

Gary Pondrom, Sustainability Planner - East-West Gateway Council of Governments
John Pyron, Director - Disaster and Emergency Services Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri
Ina McCaine-Obenland, Operations & Training Coordinator - St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management

EWG staff will discuss the planning process, ask for input regarding county and municipal pre-disaster all-hazard needs, and cover mitigation actions which would be most beneficial —safe rooms, buyouts of flood-prone structures, citizen education/awareness campaigns or other funding-eligible activities. Taking actions to minimize exposure to natural disasters can save lives and prevent tens—perhaps 100s of thousands—of dollars of damage to public infrastructure and properties.

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September 2014 Luncheon

Lambert St. Louis Airport - Past, Present & Future
Joint APA/APWA Event

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Daniel L. Rust, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)
Mr. Jerry Beckmann, Deputy Director of Planning/Engineering, Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Join us as we team up with the St. Louis Section of the American Public Works Association (APWA) to learn about and discuss the past, present and future of the Lambert St. Louis International Airport. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 24 (11:30-1:00), at Orlando's Banquet Center in Maryland Heights (2050 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights MO). Dr. Daniel Rust, Ph.D., will discuss the historical aspects of the airport, including what it is, where it is, where it's been, and how it became what it is today.  Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the 30th busiest airport in the U.S.  The Airport has spent the last decade expanding its airfield and runway capacity and completing the largest interior renovation of the historic Terminal 1 and connected concourses.  What’s ahead for Lambert? Deputy Director of Planning & Engineering Mr. Jerry Beckmann will detail progress, campaigns and strategies for Lambert to further develop aviation and non-aviation business development around the airport (including the expansion of cargo operations and facilities) that will help grow and sustain the Airport’s impact on the region.  This will be a very exciting topic that will provide key information for people in the St. Louis region and directly impact those neighboring communities in St. Louis County. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

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