University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Alumni
presents the third installment in the 2004
Spring Speakers Series:
Better Collaboration--Better Development
April 20, 2004
Registration starting at 5:30pm, panel
discussion beginning at 6pm,
followed by question and answer session
418 S. Wabash,
Chicago, IL 60605
Jennifer Tammen, Director of Planning, Norwood Builders
Rick Cavenaugh, Chief Operating
Officer, Fifield Companies
Mike Chen, Director of
Development Services, Village of Oak Park
Eliud Medina, Executive
Director, Near Northwest Neighborhood Network
Stephen Porras, Vice President,
Acquisitions and Affordable Housing, LR Development Company
- How do
developers approach and view the communities that they work in?
- What are the
considerations beyond strong demographics, prime locations, visibility,
and access when choosing a site to develop?
- How do
affordability issues affect the development discussion?
- How does
redevelopment of the built environment affect communities and residents?
- How do
current trends such as tear-downs affect communities, developers, and
Join our panel of experts as they start to answer these questions. The
moderator and panelists will provide examples and perspectives on
public-private partnerships, interaction with the community, and the
importance of community buy-in for creating a true win-win development.
Community members have always been interested in how their cities and
neighborhoods are developed and redeveloped, and new laws and developer
and planner outreach have facilitated their participation in
development decisions. Neighborhood groups often take an active role in
the interplay between elected officials and the development community.
Elected officials are also learning how to better integrate the
community’s voice into the public process for development. As a result,
developers are becoming more cognizant of the community and its role in
development and successful developers are savvy in their understanding
of and approach to working with elected officials and the communities
they represent, and see the benefits of the public process. Community
stakeholders benefit from being aware of the various perspectives of
the key players in the development arena. Understanding among parties
is critical to establishing strong working relationships between all
groups to ensure that development projects are both responsive to the
needs of the community and financially feasible for the investor.
members of the CUPPA Alumni Association. Non-members
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