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July CMS Program: Deal or No Deal or Better Deal

Public-private partnerships are a valuable tool for redevelopment but need to be used properly to optimize benefits to the public. In many cases the public and private sides of the partnership have different, and sometimes even conflicting, views of when, why, and how public-private partnerships can and should be used to facilitate (re)development. What is the planner’s role in navigating between the private sector’s economic needs and the public sector’s expectation of public benefit? Professional development advisors and municipal staff with experience in redevelopment projects will lay out a common understanding of public-private partnerships and discuss some of the common disconnections that can occur between public and private parties. Panelists will present lessons from their professional experience with these deals, illustrated by examples from around the Chicago region.


Ivan Baker, CEcD, AICP, FMCEO Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois (formerly Director of Economic Development for Tinley Park, IL) Geoff Dickinson, AICPSenior Project Manager SB Friedman Development Advisors Bruce K. Huvard Shareholder Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C. Charity Jones, AICP Director of Planning & Economic Development Village of Lemont, IL WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WHERE: CMAP, 233 S Wacker Dr #800, Chicago, IL 60606 COST: $15 general admission / $5 student admission (cash or check written out to APA-CMS). REGISTER: QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at CM CREDITS: Two (2.00) AICP CM credits pending

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