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  • Suburban Development: Post-Recession Trends from the Developers' Perspective, Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Office of Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Vernon Hills IL.

    As the region continues to recover from the recession, all sectors of the economy have had to make adjustments. This includes the development community, whose projects and efforts have distinct impacts on neighborhoods, local economies, and municipal services. Hear from a panel of development professionals to get their perspectives on trends in suburban development since the recession.

  • Combining Design-Related Commissions: Streamlining or Surrendering? March 12, 2015, 9:00 -11:00 am, DePaul O'Hare Campus

    Many communities around the region are engaged in intensive discussions about whether or not to combine design-related commissions to enhance efficicency and reduce staffing costs. Join us for our 4 th annual joint workshop between APA-CMS and the Chaddick Institute’s Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) to explore this topic and the associated challenges and opportunities. We will hear various perspectives about t he decisions and processes from leading planners from around the region who can discuss current trends, what seems to be working, and what unforeseen challenges can result from combining commissions. We will also hear the unique perspectives of planners who have recently undergone the process, as well as those who work in communities that have opted to keep commissions separate.

  • CMS Annual Networking and Mentoring Event, February 2015

  • The 2015 CMS Program Calendar is here! In addition to the programs listed on the calendar, the CMS is also planning a few workshops as a part of their Planners Toolkit series. Stay tuned for details. The CMS Program Registration Bundle is available for $45, providing admittance to four CMS programs for the price of three. Email cms@ilapa.org for details.

  • Get on the APA-CMS email listserv: http://list.planning.org/mailman/listinfo/apachicagometro


Executive Committee


James Testin, AICP
City of Park Ridge
(phone) 847-318-5296
Todd Vanadilok, AICP
Teska Associates 
(phone) 312-577-7434
Brittany Bagent
Teska Associates
(phone) 312-898-6738
Brandon Nolin, AICP
Houseal Lavigne Associates
(phone) 312-372-1008 x111
Past President
Vijay Gadde, AICP
Village of Oswego
(phone) 630-551-2334


CMS Event Presentations



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