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Upcoming CMS Events

Mid-April Mentoring/Networking Event Looking for another networking opportunity? Want to get involved as a mentor? Or perhaps you are seeking a mentor? The APA-IL Mentoring Program is collaborating with APA-CMS to host a Mentoring/Networking Event in mid-April. Details are taking shape, so watch your inbox or visit the APA-IL website for more information! April 18 Freehand Drawing & Visualization Workshop #2 Bruce Bondy of Bondy Studio will be leading Workshop #2 of his three part series for planners and designers to hone their freehand drawing and visualization skills, which is part of the APA-CMS Planner Toolbox series. The workshops are geared towards planning and design professionals looking to develop fundamental drawing skills. Whether a novice at drawing or a veteran seeking to hone your chops, you will learn to draw with the confidence to illustrate your ideas and communicate more effectively with clients and colleagues. The workshop will be a hands-on experience with group instruction, demos, and one-on-one coaching feedback. You will come away energized and excited about drawing and with the tools to develop your visualization skills in your professional practice. We are finalizing the course topics for Workshop #2 with Bruce, but please watch your inbox or visit the APA-IL website for details!

  • DATE: Monday, April 18th

  • TIME: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • PLACE: CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60606

Late-April "The Impact of Big Data on Planning" Described as large data sets that are analyzed to understand trends and impacts on human behavior and interactions, Big Data is prominent in all sectors of society. But what are the impacts of Big Data on how we plan our communities? This program will explore this question, particularly assessing how Big Data guides policies, plans, and decisions! We are finalizing the details for this session, but please watch your inbox or visit the APA-IL website for more information! Place: Smith+Gill Architecture, 111 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2300, Chicago IL 60603;

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