Sustainability: Planning Strategies & Implementation Examples

Start: Thu, 10/18/2012 (All day)
End: Thu, 10/18/2012 (All day)
Location: The DePaul Center, Chicago, IL, 60604, USA

On October 18th, the Chaddick Institute will be hosting a joint symposium with the APA-CMS on the topic of Sustainability. The keynote speaker for the event will be John Norquist, CNU President and CEO.

Sustainability is based on a simple principle - everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. This all-day program, featuring leading experts, has been designed by the APA and the Chaddick Institute's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) to facilitate discussion and exchange ideas on initiatives related to sustainability. 


Thursday, October 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



The DePaul Center at DePaul University (southwest corner of Jackson and Wabash) 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604



Find the schedule here: featuring keynote speaker John Norquist (Congress for the New Urbanism President and CEO), as well as a number of sustainability-related sessions throughout the day. 



$30 paid at the door which includes lunch. Session fee is payable at registration. Checks should be made payable to APA-CMS.


RSVP: Please e-mail by October 11, and please include your morning and afternoon session and lunch choices. 
Please choose from the following lunch options (lunch also includes side salad, chips, and dessert):
  • Chicago Tower: Grilled Chicken Breast, Sauteed Red Onions, Fresh Spinach and Pepper Jack Cheese on Whole Wheat Ciabatta Bread
  • Senators: Roast Beef, Ham, and Turkey with Roasted Red Peppers, Romaine & Plum Tomatoes on Italian Bread with Spicy Olive Giardiniera & Mozzarella Cheese
  • Southern Belle (vegetarian): Fresh Spinach, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Provolone & Roasted Red Pepper BBQ Sauce on Focaccia Bread


For information about the program, please contact Tom Farace at
CM Credits pending.


Host Organization(s): The Chaddick Institute & The American Planning Association - Chicago Metro Section
Contact name: Tom Farace, Marisa Schulz
Contact phone and/or email:,