We had a Great Time in Phoenix!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Headlines | No Comments

Houseal Lavigne Associates had a great time at the 2016 APA National Conference in Phoenix this year! Seeing old friends and meeting many new people was a highlight of the event, especially mingling outside in the great weather at the Civic Space Park. Welcome Reception at Civic Space Park including food trucks, live music, beautiful […]

Houseal Lavigne Associates in Phoenix

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Headlines | No Comments

It’s time for the 2016 APA National Conference, and another opportunity for Houseal Lavigne Associates to share our experiences and knowledge with planning professionals from around the world! We’re excited to be heading to Phoenix for the 2016 APA National Conference on April 2-5. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting […]

John Dillinger, Johnny Depp, & John Houseal

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Blog Article, HLA Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

What do 1920s gangster John Dillinger, actor Johnny Depp, and firm co-founder John Houseal have in common? This week, Houseal Lavigne Associates moves into its new home on the second floor the Randolph Tower, located on the corner of Randolph and Wells within Downtown Chicago. Here are some fun facts about the historic skyscraper, formerly […]

Why Building a City on Rock ‘n’ Roll isn’t a Good Idea

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog Article, Project Showcase | One Comment

I have two kids under the age of 4, so with the recent bout of super cold weather, I have been watching more than my fair share of “family movies”. These include the usual Disney hits as well as several films featuring the Muppets that I have now seen dozens of times. This past Sunday, […]

City of Flint receives $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Grant

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Headlines | No Comments

The story of Flint, as made infamous in Michael Moore’s Roger & Me, has been that of decline and hopelessness.  However, the Imagine Flint Master Plan is beginning to change all this by providing the community with a single, united vision and the guidance needed to help transform Flint into a vibrant sustainable community.  People and […]

What if Hot gets too Hot?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog Article, Project Showcase | No Comments

German Brewery Workers & Restaurant Roulette in Cincinnati I spent part of the holidays in the Cincinnati region and visited some of the most rapidly redeveloping urban neighborhoods in the nation, generally north of the city’s traditional Central Business District (CBD), although there are a number of places Downtown experiencing a lot of reinvestment as […]

Imagine Flint Master Plan recognized for Outreach

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Headlines | No Comments

The Imagine Flint Master Planning Process was awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach by the Michigan Association of Planning! Outreach and community engagement served as the foundation for the Imagine Flint planning process. Over 5,000 Flint residents and roughly 6,000 community members attended one of over 300 master plan events. Some key […]

Slow down…with all the speed bumps!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog Article | No Comments

Speed bumps, speed humps, speed pillows, speed tables…whatever name they go by, they’re popping up all over Chicago! As a resident of a healthy Chicago neighborhood, it’s easy to see how their use has become, to say the least, rampant. Before I discuss my observations on this topic, I want to offer a few notes […]

2013 APA Conference

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Headlines | No Comments

This year’s American Planning Association’s National Conference is being held right in our own backyard. To welcome fellow planners from across the country and help Chicago put its best foot forward, we decided to put even more effort than usual into our activities this year. Make sure you catch up with us at our presentations […]

APA-IL 2012 Crossword Puzzle

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog Article | No Comments

If you missed our crossword puzzle in the APA Illinois Chapter State Conference conference schedule, or if you're dying to find out if you got the right answers, check out the pictures below. The puzzle… …and the solution.