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7/11 - APA-CMS Program: Planning along the Illinois-Indiana Border (CM | 3)

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Gary Indiana Beach House with dunes

Learn about the innovative initiatives and projects that are positively impacting both Illinois and Indiana and helping to make the state line even more permeable amongst a shared cultural and historical identity:

  • Gain an understanding of the greenway connecting Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

  • Learn about the dynamics of bi-state sustainability.

  • Take away lessons on how to be involved with bi-state projects.

  • Hear the latest on the region’s Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the newest National Park.

  • Catch up-to-date information on commuter rail projects.


  • Mitch Barloga, Active Transportation Manager, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), will discuss the Marquette Greenway connecting Chicago to New Buffalo, MI.

  • Sarah Coulter, Executive Director, Calumet Collaborative will describe the new Calumet Collaborative for bi-state sustainability.

  • Mark Bouman, Chicago Region Program Director, Chicago Field Museum, will detail the Calumet National Heritage Area proposal, the bi-state region of northwest Indiana and the south suburbs.

  • Paul Labovitz, Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, will present on the soon to be National Park and the dunes interplay of industry and the environment.

  • Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment & Implementation, NICTD, will speak on the NICTD Double-Tracking and West Lake Corridor projects.


Wed, July 11, 2018

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT


Aquatorium in Marquette Park (Tuskegee Room)

6918 Oak Avenue

Gary, IN 46403


Take the South Shore Train to the Miller Beach station. Check South Shore Line website for train schedule times Dune Buggy bus will be available to transfer attendees to and from station to venue!

If you select to take the South Shore line, you need to arrive at Miller Station on the 1:40 p.m. arrival train, and depart after the session on the 5:12 p.m. departure train. Shuttle service between the Aquatorium and the South Shore Line Miller Station will be provided connected to only those two train times. Uber/Lyft service is a potential option for any travel plans to Miller Station other than the 1:40 p.m. arrive and 5:12 p.m. departure times.

Parking is available at the facility if you select to drive. CM:

3.0 CM Credits


Professionals: $15

Students $5


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If you are unable to attend an event, any requests for a refund must be made via Eventbrite or emailed to within 2 days of the completion of the event. Refunds will not be made available for any events with a waitlist with the exception of extenuating circumstances. Requests for a refund will be granted at the discretion of the APA CMS

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