2014 June Picnic

The National Blues Museum:  A Home for the Blues

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

SPEAKER:  Dave Beardsley, co-founder of the National Blues Museum

Blues music is the foundation of American music, influencing everything from rock and roll and country to jazz and classical music, all while still remaining a distinct and viable form of musical expression. You can hear it on the radio and in clubs, bars, and concert venues all over the world, and in 2015, you can immerse yourself in the blues at the National Blues Museum in Downtown St. Louis. The National Blues Museum will explore the Blues and celebrate the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The facility will educate guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a 100-seat theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming. Join the APA-St. Louis Metro Section at the annual June Picnic as they welcome Dave Beardsley, co-founder of the National Blues Museum. Dave will be discussing the museum’s importance as a cultural institution, its diverse offering of programs, and the unique site that will provide a home for the blues.

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May 2014 Luncheon

Form Based Codes in St. Charles

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion on the use of form based codes in the City of St. Charles.  The City of St. Charles has three form based codes in various parts of the City.  Learn how this approach to zoning and design has been applied for new development and as a tool for redevelopment of an aging commercial corridor.  Hear from City planning staff and the developer of the Streets of St. Charles, a multi-phased mixed use development being built from a form based code.

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April 2014 Luncheon

Case Study: The Alton Multi-Modal Transportation Facility

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a detailed case study of a major regional transportation planning project with many moving pieces which, when completed, will serve as the passenger rail gateway to the St. Louis region.

Presenters will include:

  • Matt Asselmeier, MPA, AICP - Deputy Director of Development & Housing - City of Alton
  • Stephen Ibendahl, ASLA RLA - Sustainability Planner - The HeartLands Conservancy
  • Jeff Moody - Manager - Missouri Division - Williams Creek Consulting
  • Bruce Nelson - Senior Principal Technical Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff

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2014 St. Louis Spring Planning Workshop


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join us for our annual St. Louis Metro Section Spring Planning Workshop at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center on Tuesday, March 11, 2014! The workshop will include three sessions focusing on planning for healthy and livable transport and transit in your community.

Speakers include: 

  • Whit Blanton, FAICP, Vice President/Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, APA Board of Directors – Region III (Florida)
  • Paul Wojciechowski, AICP, Associate, Alta Planning + Design
  • Mark Phillips, Long Range Planner, BSDA/Metro Transit
  • Todd Antoine, AICP, Director of Planning, Great Rivers Greenway
  • Justin Carney, AICP, Senior Planner, St. Louis County
  • Jesse Jonas, Supervisor, Project Managers, St. Louis County

4 CM Credits APPROVED!

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