Imagine Flint Master Plan honored with prestigious awards

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Headlines | No Comments

Imagine Flint – A Master Plan for a Sustainable Flint has received 2 prestigious planning awards: the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan by the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association; and, the Macinac Prize by the Michigan Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism. Comments from Juror Leslie Creane, AICP are below. […]

Webinar: How Geodesign is Busy Envisioning and Engaging with Your Neighborhood

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Headlines | No Comments

Never before has there been such a need for planning and design professionals to anticipate future trends, propose solutions and help communities and decision makers make the wisest, most well-informed choices possible. A new design approach — one rooted in the history of design practice and enabled by rapid advances in technology — has emerged […]

Houseal Lavigne Associates in Seattle

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Headlines | No Comments

We look forward to seeing everyone in Seattle for the 2015 APA National Conference April 18-21. Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall to see the Houseal Lavigne Associates booth and chat with our Team. We are always excited to catch up with old friends and meet new faces. Also be sure to visit […]

The Ikea Master Plan

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog Article, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I built a play table for my two daughters a few years ago with some shelves and a play rug from IKEA. Over time my girls began constructing a Lego city on top of the mat, so to make the surface a little more “Lego Friendly” I had a large piece of plexi-glass cut, and […]

Coralville Community Plan wins Iowa APA Award

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Headlines | No Comments

The City of Coralville Community Plan wins the Iowa APA Daniel Burnham Award for Comprehensive Planning. The award recognizes comprehensive plans that advance the science and art of planning, with focus on originality, innovation, citizen engagement, effectiveness, implementation, and progressing the role of planners. The award was presented to the City of Coralville and Houseal […]

ILAPA 2014 Conference and the APA 2015 Conference in Seattle

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Headlines | No Comments

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our Firm’s sessions at the Illinois APA 2014 Conference in Evanston, October 1-3. We are always happy to have the opportunity to chat with our colleagues about the exciting and important planning that is taking place throughout the state. We appreciate the opportunity to […]

AICP Training

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Yesterday we conducted an AICP training session for the American Planning Association. To download a copy of the presentation from the session, including supplementary materials, click here. Hopefully you enjoyed the session. If you did let us know. Thanks and good luck.

Chicago’s Houseal Lavigne Associates Receives Prestigious National Planning Award

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Headlines | No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Houseal Lavigne Associates, an urban planning and community development consulting firm based in Chicago, will receive the 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning & Design Firm from the American Planning Association.  The Emerging Planning & Design Firm award honors a young planning and design firm that has helped elevate […]

St. Charles Comp Plan Wins Award

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Headlines | No Comments

The City of St. Charles straddles the picturesque Fox River 40 miles west of the City of Chicago. It is a community with a rich history, an engaged citizenry, historic architecture, and strong sense of community pride. Since being settled in the early 19th century, St. Charles has gone from the camp of just a […]

Really?! – Sidewalk Rage III

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Blog Article | One Comment

I saw a few more “Ped-Peeves” that I wanted to write about.