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May 2018
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forestUrban Forestry Webinar

New tools to build and energize local sustainability efforts

Smart Growth Network hosted a webinar that explores the resources available to help policymakers and municipal executives make decisions about the future of their community's forests, and to learn how urban forestry can help drive progress toward Smart Growth and sustainability goals.

The webinar features Laurence D. Wiseman of CenterLine Strategy and the founding president and CEO of American Forest Foundation, Ian Leahy of American Forests and Lauren Marshall of the U.S. Forest Service.

Among topics addressed, the Vibrant Cities Lab is featured as a web tool for city managers, policymakers and advocates looking to build thriving urban forest programsTrees are often an after-thought as professionals, planners, policymakers and advocates consider their community's future. Why? Few people oppose healthy tree canopy in their community. But many aren't aware of the multiple benefits trees can provide. And even more may not know how to begin building an effective urban forestry program.

The webinar was recorded in March 2018 and is available for watching at Smart Growth online

tacticalTactical Urbanism Workshop

Explore examples of tactical urbanism implemented in the Chicago region and how-to lessons for your community

This event is your one-stop for all things Tactical Urbanism in the Chicago region. Co-hosted by CNU Illinois, come with your ideas, and leave with the how-to.

The event will give an overview of the kinds of great tactical events that have been produced in Chicago over the past few years as the movement has gained momentum, and feature speakers who will share their stories of implementing tactical strategies.

This event will also introduce you the basics of hosting your own Tactical Urbanism event, complete with information about community partners, budgets, management, permits, build-out, liability, and more. Leave with your own Tactical Urbanism Action Plan for a project in your community.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For additional detail on event speakers and topics, and to sign up, visit the registration page. This event has been approved for 1.5 CM credits. 

APA Chapter Webcasts

Free lunch hour webcasts offered by APA-IL and other state chapters

The APA-IL works with other APA Chapters and Divisions to bring great webcasts directly to the comfort of your home or office for FREE! Check out the upcoming webcasts and register today.
Remember, all are at 12:00pm CST and are approved for 1.5 CM credits (when watched live). 

Here are some details on upcoming webcasts in June. 

June 8
Northern New England Chapter
Public Engagement
Details forthcoming

June 15
Technology Division
Speaker: Dale Neef
Overview: This webinar, the second in our series on rural broadband issues sponsored by APA's Technology Division, explores the key data drivers that are creating demand for greater bandwidth in rural communities, and describes the evolving technologies (wired and wireless) that are becoming available to meet that rapidly expanding data demand.

June 22
New Mexico Chapter
Speaker: Sharon Hausam

Visit IL-APA's webcast page for a complete listing and webcasts recorded in 2017 that have been approved for CM credits. You can visit the Ohio APA Chapter page for additional info including webcast presentation PDF documents. 

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 or
Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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