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  • November Program: Design Considerations for Landscape & Hardscape Infrastructure |
    November 13, 2014, 9a-12p, Tyner Center, Glenview IL. Program in conjunction with the Chaddick Institute Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN)

    Join us at a LEED Platinum community center in Glenview, the Tyner Center, for an exciting event, as we explore new and innovative design considerations for landscape and hardscape infrastructure techniques. We will hear an insider's perspective on the development of the net-zero Evanston Walgreens store, which incorporates 850 solar panels, two wind turbines and a geothermal unit to produce all its energy. We will also have a chance to learn about cutting edge techniques that municipalities are incorporating into their local sustainability initiatives.

    After presentations there will be roundtable discussions to allow participants to share/compare experiences, best practices, and new insights. There will also be the opportunity to tour the Tyner facility, including its green roof and permeable-paved parking lot.

    Jay Womack, Director of Ecological Landscape Design at WRD Environmental, Inc., will present his firm’s role in designing the Tyner Center as a cutting edge zero energy nature center with LEED Gold certification. Jamie Meyers, Manager of Sustainability at Walgreens Co., will describe the sustainability aspects of the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store at Evanston’s southern gateway from Chicago. Karen D. Lange, Village Engineer and Stormwater Administrator with the Village of Downers Grove, will discuss municipal approaches to the design of landscape and hardscape infrastructure, including the Village’s residential permeable pavers program.

    Program Itinerary:
    08:30 am: Registration
    09:00 am: Introduction & Presentations
    09:45 am: Moderated Panel
    10:30 am: Break
    10:45 am: Roundtable Discussions
    11:20 am: Recap/Final Thoughts
    11:30 am: Tour of the Tyner Center

    WHERE: Tyner Center, 2400 Compass Road, Glenview IL 60026
    COST: $15 paid at the door ($5 for students); checks payable to APA-CMS
    RSVP: To RSVP, please email cms@ilapa.org by November 11th
    QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at cms@ilapa.org
    CM CREDITS: Three (3.00) AICP CM credits pending
    FEEDBACK: At the end of the program, please help us better shape our programming by providing feedback. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CMS2014NOV to take a quick online survey.

  • APA-CMS Annual Programming Committee Meeting | Nov 21 | 9-12 | CMAP, Chicago IL
    Join APA-CMS for our annual interactive brainstorming session to plan the calendar of monthly workshops for 2015. Next year will be another exciting year for the chapter as we continue to explore current trends and topics each month. We will consider mobile workshops, webinars and other formats to engage CMS members who are unable to travel into Chicago each month. To prepare for this meeting, we are requesting members who are able to attend the meeting or not to please complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/APACMS_2015Programming


    WHEN:  Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    WHERE:  CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60642
    COST:  Free; light refreshments will be served
    RSVP:  To RSVP, please email cms@ilapa.org by November 18th
    QUESTIONS:  For program inquiries, please contact the CMS Board at cms@ilapa.org


  • CMS Annual Networking and Mentoring Event, February 2015

  • 2014 Registration Bundle Information Save 25%! The CMS Program Registration Bundle allows you to purchase admittance to four CMS programs for the price of three. The bundle can also be used by groups if you want to share with friends and co-workers.

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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


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