APA-CMS: Last call for registrations! "Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit"

Join APA-CMS on May 20th for this co-sponsored presentation with CMAP

Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit: Policy Planning to Meet Local Housing Demand

With support from the office of the Illinois Attorney General, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) have developed a toolkit that provides a step-by-step guide to the Homes for a Changing Region process, which has been tested and refined during the development of housing policy plans completed for over 30 communities. The toolkit includes process guides; a quick-and-easy data analysis model; an interactive case study library of housing strategies; outreach meeting materials; and a vast library of free images that can be used for visual preference surveys. APA-CMS is pleased to co-sponsor this presentation of the Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit, offering insights to this latest interactive resource to support housing initiatives throughout the Chicago region. This program will include lunch as part of the paid registration fee ($20 regular, $10 students).


Drew Williams-Clark, AICP, Principal at CMAP, will provide a demonstration of the various components of the Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit. Nancy Firfer, former Mayor of Glenview, Illinois, will discuss her experience as an elected official that has tackled housing policy head-on. King Harris, veteran of private sector workforce housing strategies, will discuss the market-based argument for housing planning.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

WHERE: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60642

COST: $20 paid at the door ($10 for students); checks payable to APA-CMS

LUNCH: Lunch will be provided as part of paid registration

RSVP: To RSVP, please email cms@ilapa.org by May 18th

QUESTIONS: Please contact the CMS Board at cms@ilapa.org

CM CREDITS: Two (2.00) AICP CM credits approved


11:00 am: Registration 11:30 am: Welcome & Introductions

11:35 am: Nancy Firfer // Background on Homes for a Changing Region and housing policy planning experience

11:55 am: Drew Williams-Clark // Demonstration of toolkit

12:45 pm: King Harris // Presentation of employer-assisted housing and private sector planning

01:05 pm: Q&A w/ Discussion

01:30 pm: Adjourn


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