Friday, February 5, 2010

February APA-CMS Program - Planning for a Sustainable Future: Hot Topics and Cool Examples

Hey MUPPS, here is a great Sustainability event, brought to you by the APA-CMS. Sign up early to reserve your seat!

and the
invite you to attend the
February 25, 2010 Program
Planning for a Sustainable Future:
Hot Topics and Cool Examples

Among the skills of an effective and successful planner is the ability to identify sustainable best practices that conserve environmental resources while improving government performance. Join APA-CMS in hearing local experts discuss aspects of planning for a sustainable future. We will hear regional and municipal perspectives about water conservation, energy planning and financing strategies to implement the initiatives of comprehensive sustainable plans

Timothy T. Loftus, Ph.D. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
As a Principal, Tim leads CMAP’s Environment and Natural Resources planning group and is involved with various water resource planning efforts, including the Project Director for the eleven county Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply Plan. He will provide an overview of the state-sanctioned three year planning initiative that will be completed in early 2010 and discuss what has been learned from the science and what the region should be doing now.

Grace Rink, Senior Project Manager at AECOM
Ms. Rink will discuss opportunities for funding the development of sustainability plans and securing the funds to put sustainable initiatives into action, including EECBG. As a senior project manager for AECOM, she provides strategic services for clients seeking to improve their environmental performance, including developing and implementing sustainability programs and policies.

Carolyn Collopy, Sustainable Programs Coordinator for the City of Evanston
Ms. Collopy will present the municipal perspective. She will discuss Evanston's sustainability initiatives to create a healthy environment and strong economy by implementing best practices and policies in infrastructure and services. The City’s Climate Action Plan includes recommendations on: transportation, land use, energy efficiency, renewable resources, waste reduction, food production, carbon offsets, as well as research, communication and education.

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to noon

DePaul University School of Public Service
14 East Jackson, Room 1601
Chicago, IL 60604

$15 paid at the door (or $5 for students that RSVP by February 19). Session fee is
payable at registration. Checks should be made payable to APA-CMS.

Please e-mail by February 19. NOTE: Seating
for this event is very limited, so please RSVP as early as possible.

For information about the program, please contact Laurie Marston, Chaddick Institute Technical Advisor at (847)681-1680 or

CM CREDITS: AICP CM Credits pending.

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