February Luncheon 2020

Topic: Community Committee's: Citizen guided transportation policies and plans

The luncheon will introduce an ad hoc Community Mobility Committee, a group composed of citizens, stakeholders, and public agency employees, specifically to advise, debate, and create transportation policies and plans for the City of St. Louis. The discussion will highlight how the committee was formed, its evolution as an advisory entity, and its future plans to advise the City’s transportation policies and plans.


Scott Oglivie: City of St. Louis, Transportation Policy Planner

Jacque Knight: CBB Transportation Planner & Director of Marketing


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:30am

Location: Saint Louis University Il Monastero

3050 Olive Street

Saint Louis, MO 63103

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December Holiday Party

Join your fellow planners in a fun evening of bowling, socializing, and celebrating the finale of another exciting year! This year's Holiday Party will be held at Flamingo Bowl Plam Room on Washington Avenue. The venue includes 4-lanes of bowling, a pool table, lounge seating, big screen TV's, and a cash bar. 

Registration includes shoe rental, 2-hours of unlimited bowling, food, non-alcoholic drinks, and a chance at various prizes. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. 

Food Menu: Unlimited Pizza, Mixed Green Salad, Toasted Ravioli, Chicken Tenders, Quesadillas. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Flamingo Bowl

1117 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101

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November Luncheon 

The Vacancy Collaborative (VC) is a coalition of partners committed to the reduction of vacant property as a top priority in St. Louis. Reducing the negative impact of vacancy is a complex puzzle, that requires coordination to achieve a shared vision.

The VC is not a stand-alone entity, but a coalition of community representatives, private and non-profit stakeholders, and City agencies. The VC helps to coordinate existing vacancy efforts under one umbrella and encourages the public and private sectors to work together toward solutions in a comprehensive and coordinated way.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

11:30 AM Networking and Social

11:50 AM Planning Champion Awards (Sundy Whiteside & Vacancy Collaborative)

12:00 PM Presentation

UMSL At Grand Center

3651 Olive Street

Saint Louis, MO 63108 

Tara Aubuchon & Laura Ginn, Vacancy Collaborative


Register for the November APA Luncheon online here

Past Events from 2019: 

APA & APWA Community Planning Month Presentation and Happy Hour

Community Planning Month St Louis County Walk Bike and APWA APA 2019.png

Matt Brandmeyer Send Off Celebration

St. Louis Metro Section Matt Brandmeyer shall depart for Skokie, Illinois (Chicagoland) later this year. APA will celebrate Matt Brandmeyer, dedication and service to the Saint Louis Region on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 5pm-8pm, at ITAP in the Central West End, 16 S Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Matt Brandmeyer served as St. Louis Metro Section of the APA President, Illinois State Section Director, St. Louis APA Vice President, Treasurer, and Board member for years. 

Planning, Community Development & Friends Happy Hour

This happy hour will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Schlafly Tap Room.

CBN Medical Marijuana Brown Bag In October
Join Community Builders Network's Civic Capacity Committee for a conversation about medical marijuana dispensaries & how neighborhoods can plan ahead.
This workshop, eligible for 1.5 CM law credits, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 12 pm-1:30 pm.

SLEDP's LOIS App, Site Selection, and Data as a General Service

Dawn Doty, Data Analyst with the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP) will give an overview of the Partnership’s LOIS app, site selection toolkit, and data as a general service.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

11:30 AM Registration & Networking

12:00 PM Presentation


St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 2200

St. Louis, MO 63105

Speaker: Dawn Doty

Dawn Doty is the Data Analyst in Business Development at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP), a 501c4 economic agency serving the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Dawn started her career in economic development at St. Louis County Economic Council (SLCEC) in 2004 then spent seven years specializing in commercial site selection at St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). Since SLDC and SLCEC bonded in the creation of the SLEDP in 2013, Dawn has been serving as a technical resource for economic research, commercial real estate analytics, and GIS mapping with the goal of creating substantive analytics to elevate the profiles of our communities and the commercial properties within them. Dawn has authored three ESRI Story Maps and three LOIS-viewers on the SLEDP website. Dawn continues to work to with data providers and researchers to enhance these tools for value-added website content and more seamless intergovernmental communication. 

Click here to register for September Luncheon

The Gateway Arch Reconsidered

Architectural and urban historian Michael Allen examines the urbanist consequences of building the Gateway Arch, including the obliteration of an emergent creative loft district, a political push that was based more on self-interest than good design and a series of choices that disconnected the center city from the riverfront. It's too late to change the outcome of history but not too late to learn from the way decisions about how to build the city's greatest monument -- and first large scale mass demolition project --were made.

Approved for 1 CM Credit

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

11:30 AM Registration & Networking

11:50 AM Special Presentation

12:00 PM Presentation

1:10 PM Walk to Arch


The Old Spaghetti Factory

727 North First Street

St. Louis, MO 63102

Speaker: Michael Allen, Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Click here to register for August Luncheon

Lake St. Louis Comprehensive Plan: Our City, Our Plan, Our Future (June Picnic Luncheon)

Recipient of the 2019 SLMS APA Outstanding Plan Making Award

Louis Clayton with the City of Lake St. Louis and Stephen Ibendahl with the i5 Group will present their experiences in developing Lake St. Louis’ Comprehensive Plan. The 2016-2017 Lake Saint Louis Comprehensive Plan is the first adopted comprehensive plan for the City of Lake Saint Louis since its incorporation in 1975. As the City has seen rapid growth in recent years, the City needed a comprehensive plan that created a shared community vision for the growth of the community. The resulting Lake Saint Louis Comprehensive Plan utilized a “values-based” approach in shaping the plan recommendations with plan principles included ‘An Outdoor Lifestyle’, ‘Neighborhood Vitality’, ‘Community Character’, ‘A Prosperous Economy’, ‘Fiscal Responsibility, and ‘Community Cohesion’. An extensive community engagement process and a thorough planning process resulted in a plan that was based on market realities, but also matched the vision and values of the community. The plan has seen robust implementation with the plan providing guidance for extensive new development, updates to the zoning code, trail planning, and community identity. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Speaker: Louis Clayton-City of Lake St. Louis, Stephen Ibendahl-i5 Group

Wildwood Community Park 
2153 Highway 109, Wildwood, MO 63038

The new, main entrance to Community Park can be accessed by taking Highway 109 to Pond Grover Loop Road (just north of Highway 100).  At the roundabout, go west on Pond Grover Loop Road. This road will take you straight into Community Park.  A secondary entrance is located off of westbound State Route 100, west of State Route 109. The entrance will be the first driveway on the right, after the Highway 100/Highway 109 intersection.

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A Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future

If you think our country is on the wrong course environmentally, then this talk and book are for you.
Our society should be able to rally to face urgent challenges like global warming, but we are not. In his new book Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future (Wiley 2018) Doug Farr argues persuasively that we have been going about it all wrong and proposes a reset and a clear path forward. This sobering and inspirational talk will forever change your understanding on the challenges we face, and your role moving forward.
Farr offers an inspirational perspective on the unique opportunities we now have to make such a difference through improving society’s health and wellbeing quicker than ever before. Learn how design patterns “from the future” challenge the business as usual approach by municipalities, developers, planners, and architects; and learn how we can accelerate the implementation of these patterns to quickly tackle some of our country’s most daunting problems—sprawl, obesity, and carbon pollution—in St. Louis and beyond.

Speaker: Doug Farr - Principal of FARR Associates

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:30PM



Washington Avenue, 5th floor

Saint Louis, MO 63101