February 2015 Luncheon

St. Louis Regional Centers of Commerce

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The topic for the February lunch will be Regional Centers of Commerce. Downtown St. Louis used to be the only major hub of commercial activity in the metro area. All roads led to downtown where there were jobs of all sorts, including manufacturing. It’s where retail was concentrated, where government was concentrated, where offices were concentrated. And a great deal of housing. But changing land use patterns and transportation networks enabled other parts of the region to develop significant hubs of their own in the last several decades. 

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January 2015 Luncheon

Open Data and GIS in Planning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion on open data and GIS in planning.  Local experts on the topics are being assembled for an engaging presentation and discussion on the definitions, policies, technologies and current cutting-edge practices regarding open data and GIS.

Participants on the panel are still tentative, so please check the St. Louis Section Events page soon.


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December 2014 Luncheon

Annual Holiday Luncheon!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 PM

Please join us on December 17th at Lucas Park Grille for our annual holiday luncheon. The holiday luncheon trivia tradition will continue again this year, so dig up your old Trivial Pursuit and impress other attendees with your trove of random facts and useless knowledge! Prizes will be awarded to the winning table. Shame will be awarded to the losing table.

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November 2014 Luncheon

The St. Louis Regional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 
What it is and Why Planners Should Care

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
11:30am – 1:30pm

Gary Pondrom, Sustainability Planner - East-West Gateway Council of Governments
John Pyron, Director - Disaster and Emergency Services Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri
Ina McCaine-Obenland, Operations & Training Coordinator - St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management

EWG staff will discuss the planning process, ask for input regarding county and municipal pre-disaster all-hazard needs, and cover mitigation actions which would be most beneficial —safe rooms, buyouts of flood-prone structures, citizen education/awareness campaigns or other funding-eligible activities. Taking actions to minimize exposure to natural disasters can save lives and prevent tens—perhaps 100s of thousands—of dollars of damage to public infrastructure and properties.

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