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REGISTER: 7/27 - APA-CMS July Webinar: Changing Demographics: Planning for Population Decline

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

Many planning efforts and policy decisions assume population growth will occur. However, this assumption can no longer be taken for granted in Illinois and the Chicago metropolitan area. With new data from the 2020 census

documenting changes in Illinois’ sub-regions, many municipalities must face the tough realities of declining and/or changing populations.

Join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), SB Friedman, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to learn about the 2020 Census count and recent demographic trends in the region and state, as well as how to better incorporate these new realities data into local and regional planning work.

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 CM

Venue: online webinar


Elizabeth Ginsberg, AICP is an urban planner and policy analyst at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) who specializes in regional planning, equitable redevelopment and reinvestment best practices, economic

development, and tax and fiscal policy. Her work at CMAP has included analyzing 2020 census data and interpreting recent demographic and socioeconomic trends in northeastern Illinois. Before joining CMAP, Elizabeth’s work included evaluating the financial feasibility of mixed-use projects throughout the Midwest and conducting economic impact and market analyses to support the creation of site-specific, corridor, and institutional redevelopment strategies. Elizabeth earned her Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Elena Caminer has experience in economic development, real estate economics and market feasibility. At SB Friedman, she has evaluated the market potential for all major land uses including as part of major TOD planning efforts in Charleston, South Carolina and Rochester, Minnesota, completed TIF projections to assess projects’ need for public assistance, completed financial projections related to the use of TIF to help assess proposed developments, supported Chicago-based affordable housing clients prepare TIF and other funding applications, and conducted financial feasibility analyses for various projects, including the CTA Red Line Extension. Prior to joining SB Friedman, Elena worked at AECOM in New York City where her team focused on brownfield redevelopment projects nationwide. She also previously interned at the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development where she assisted in the execution of the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund. Elena graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Urban Studies and from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Ethics.

Rolf Pendall, PhD, AICP is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner, scholar, and educator on a broad array of urban growth and development issues, including land-use planning and regulation; federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and programs; metropolitan growth patterns; and racial residential segregation and the concentration of poverty. Dr. Pendall joined the faculty at the University of Illinois after having served as Center Director, Co-Director, and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute from 2010 to 2018, and was previously Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning (1995) from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MS in Community and Regional Planning (both 1989) from the University of Texas at Austin.

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