Events

Wetmore Visiting Practitioner Lecture Series: Charlotte Obodzinski, Rapid Transit Program Manager, PACE Bus, BAUP '07 and MUP '08 (event)

Wetmore Visiting Practitioner Lecture Series: Charlotte Obodzinski, Rapid Transit Program Manager, PACE Bus, BAUP '07 and MUP '08 (event)

Monday, February 27, 2017

1488276183 - 1488196800

A Rapid Pace for Chicago Suburbs

Noon in 225 TBH

Charlotte Obodzinski is an AICP certified, Rapid Transit Program Manager at Pace Bus in suburban Chicago. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Environmental Studies in 2007, and completed the 4+1 program earning her Master of Urban Planning degree from UIUC in 2008. Following graduation, Charlotte served as a Service Planner for Pace Bus for 6 years and was responsible for the planning and modification of bus routes covering northern Cook and Kane Counties. In 2014, she became the Rapid Transit Program Manager for the agency where she oversees the planning of rapid transit services on major arterials and highways throughout Pace's 6-county region as well as their associated infrastructure. Her current projects include a partnership with the Illinois Tollway to develop an express bus network with support facilities along the I-90 corridor as well as the development and implementation of Arterial Rapid Transit services along Milwaukee Ave, Dempster St. and 22 future corridors in the northwest suburbs. In addition to her duties at Pace, Charlotte served as the 2015 President of the Transport Chicago Steering Committee and she is an active member of the American Planning Association and the Women's Transportation Seminar.

 Poster

The Wetmore Lecture is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Louis B. Wetmore Fund.

 

Wetmore Visiting Practitioner Lecture Series: Aaron Bond, Small Business Site Development Assistant, Chesterfield County, Virginia, MUP '14 (event)

Wetmore Visiting Practitioner Lecture Series: Aaron Bond, Small Business Site Development Assistant, Chesterfield County, Virginia, MUP '14 (event)

Monday, March 27, 2017

1488276183 - 1490612400

Gray Space: The Liminality of Identity

Noon in 225 TBH

Aaron Bond has a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aaron has held various different planning roles in local government. While in the Master of Urban Planning Program, he worked for the City of Urbana to design and lead the Lierman Neighborhood Assessment. The assessment brought together residents and stakeholders to develop a framework for future communtiy development initiatives. After graduation, he worked as a Planner for the City of Baltimore where he helped manage the city's INSPIRE (Investing in Neighborhoods and Schools to Promote Improvement, Revitalization, and Excellence) program. INSPIRE is a small area planning effort that leverages public and private investments to strengthen public schools and their surrounding neighborhoods. Aaron then worked as a Zoning Planner for the fast-growing Loudoun County in Northern Virginia, reviewing site plans and special exception applications. Currently, Aaron works as the Small Business Site Development Assistant for Chesterfield County in Virignia, guiding small businesses through the county's land development permitting processes. He recently published his first book, In Gray, a narrative of liminal experiences of gray areas from his own life. He lives with his wife in Richmond, Virginia.

 Poster

The Wetmore Lecture is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Louis B. Wetmore Fund.

 

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