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  • July 29, 2014 - Chicago Zoning Reform: Tenth Anniversary PANEL DISCUSSION & RECEPTION. It has been ten years since the "new" zoning ordinance took effect in the City of Chicago – the first comprehensive rewrite since 1957. This program will offer a brief overview of the impacts of the rewrite over the last ten years, followed by an engaging panel of those who both shaped the ordinance and work under it. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

  • August 21, 2014 - Realizing Potential: Land Banks, Demolition & Planning for Vacant Land | Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL | 9am-12pm
    Since the Great Recession, municipalities have explored strategies to stabilize neighborhoods and commercial districts. From land banks, strategic redevelopment, and residential demolition best practices, come learn how other communities are using municipal policies and resources in the fight against blight and vacancy. Detailed information to follow in a separate eblast in late July. You may also email us at cms@ilapa.org for details.


  • 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


CMS Event Presentations



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