November 2018 Luncheon - An Update On New Town St. Charles

An Update On New Town St. Charles

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

11:30 AM Networking & Social

12:00 PM Presentation


St. Charles County Administration Building
 201 N Second St, Room 115
 St. Charles, MO 63301

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Tim Busse, Town Architect of New Town St. Charles will provide an update on New Town St. Charles, covering topics from the history of New Town St. Charles to the early-on planning process, goals, objectives, lesson learned, and how New Town has evolved from the original concept to now.


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October 2018 Luncheon - Housing As An Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11:30 Networking & Social 

11:50 AM Awards for Community Planning Champions

12:00 PM Presentation

City of Maryland Heights, 11911 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Over the past 25 years, the equity movement has embraced the importance of place, and the vital role it plays in determining health, opportunity, and economic success. Housing is a necessity that is critical to creating place and opportunity.  But is it a right?  How can we harness the lessons gained from housing policies to deepen our understanding and propel this work forward? This session will share critical strategies that have helped improve neighborhoods, cities, counties, and regions, including: fostering authentic community ownership, developing local leaders, building organizational capacity, cultivating sustainable financing, and achieving population-level results.

Speaker:  Esther Shin, M.S.W., President of Urban Strategies

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August 2018 Luncheon - Ferguson: The Rush To Judgement

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

 11:30 AM Networking and Social

12:00 PM Presentation

Brentwood Community Center, Room C, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144

During a natural disaster, people rush to help. During a man-made disaster, people rush to judgment. Former City Manager John Shaw recounts his experience managing the City of Ferguson, MO, during the Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 following the officer involved shooting that turned into an international event. He will discuss how he and others worked to address the needs and safety of residents, protesters, police and city staff while ensuring basic services were delivered. This had to be done during an intensive federal investigation with minimal assistance from the state and federal government, while also looking at policy changes to address the legitimate concerns this event brought to light. John will discuss his perspective from his role in government and talk about how this period of social unrest affected him during and following those events, as well as what lessons he has learned. 

Speaker: John Shaw, Former City Of Ferguson City Manager

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January 2018 Luncheon - Bike Pilot Initiatives To Policy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:30 Networking and Social

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Panel and Presentation

Kemp Auditorium, Washington University Givens Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Process of bike pilot to policy for City of St. Louis. Moderated by:  Matthew Bernstine, Senior Urban Designer + Project Manager, Washington University in St. Louis. Panelists: Cindy Mense, Director of Programs, Trailnet; Cara Spencer, Alderman of the 20th Ward, City of St. Louis; Wendy Campbell, St. Louis Activist; Jacque Lumsden, Transportation Planner/Marketing Coordinator, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners