Month: April 2020

Monthly Meeting


May 13, 2021 Virtual MIPE Meeting 10:00 AM via Zoom


                                                     John Ohrlund – Executive Secretary

                                                    107 Mohawk Trail, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

                                                     Phone: 847-558-3283


Date:               May 13, 2021

The May 13 MIPE meeting will be held via zoom with a presentation by Daniel Grove of Kimley-Horn & Associates on the “Power of Placemaking: Using a Community’s Authentic Character to Enhance Parks.” Placemaking is a design tool and philosophy for taking a public space and making it a living space, incorporating a community’s history and specific characteristics. The presentation will include case studies, including Cantigny Park, the former 500-acre estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick.

Outcomes include understanding why placemaking is important to the success of community parks and how to incorporate it into park deisgn, including how to apply this process to existing or new sites.

A short MIPE business meeting will follow the presentation.

Pre-registration through MIPE is not required for this event however members will need the zoom registration credentials, which are provided in the mailed monthly meeting announcement. Members may also request this information by emailing John Ohrlund at