Milwaukee Redux – the 2016 Main Street Now Conference

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  June 2, 2016

Every morning this past month of May, I’ve mistakenly typed “mainst” into my laptop computer password field at work. Such an annoying occurrence — it was my old password from the laptop I had while working for the National Main Street Center so many years ago. But I know why I was doing it —... Read More

Categories: Around the Office, Ideas + Research

In the (Partner) Spotlight with the Millennium Reserve

By Becky Hurley  |  February 4, 2016

The Lakota Group has been featured as a Partner Spotlight on the Millennium Reserve Website. President Scott Freres explains how Lakota embodies an “ally” mentality, while VP Sarah White emphasizes the importance of public engagement in Lakota’s process, which, Sarah says, is all about “trying to find common ground between people with different perspectives. Our work... Read More

Categories: Awards + Accolades, In The News

Lakota’s Gateway Master Plan Makes the News

By Becky Hurley  |  January 15, 2016

The Lakota Group’s work to create a cohesive and community-supported vision for the Forest Preserve of Cook County was recognized yesterday by Doug T. Graham of the Daily Herald. “Although designs for the gateways have not been completed, the goal is for them to convey a sense of welcome, interest, safety and beauty, according to... Read More

Categories: In The News, Project Stories

Historic Preservation: An Integral Ingredient in Solving the Contemporary Urban Plight

By The Lakota Group  |  October 8, 2015

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Categories: Ideas + Research, In The News

Tactical Urbanism, Sunnyside-Up!

By The Lakota Group  |  September 4, 2015

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Categories: Around the Office, Ideas + Research, Project Stories

Movin’ On Up!

By The Lakota Group  |  July 29, 2015

The Lakota Group celebrates its hard-working team members and their new titles. Read More

Categories: Around the Office, Awards + Accolades

CNU-IL and AIA-Chicago Host “Tactical Urbanism Slam”

By Becky Hurley  |  June 1, 2015

On Thursday May 7th at the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Kyle Smith of CNT and Ian Sisson of The Lakota Group co-hosted a “Tactical Urbanism Slam” with their respective organizations, the Congress for New Urbanism – Illinois Chapter (CNU-IL), and the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter (AIA Chicago). The event featured eight speakers with... Read More

Categories: Around the Office, Awards + Accolades, Ideas + Research

It’s Award Season at Lakota

By The Lakota Group  |  May 6, 2015

Lakota Wins Merit Award for St. Cloud Placemaking The Lakota Group was recently presented with a Merit Award by the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) for its innovative work in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Engaged to help identify placemaking strategies and opportunities to enhance quality of life, Lakota worked to educate St.... Read More

Categories: Awards + Accolades, In The News, Project Stories

MedQuarter Master Development Plan Wins 2014 APA-Iowa Award for Urban Design; Lakota visits Mason City, rewatches The Music Man

By Marisa Schulz  |  November 8, 2014

Each year, the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Iowa) asks its members to nominate plans, projects, and individuals deserving recognition for achievements in planning work.  This year, the MedQuarter Master Development Plan was honored by the organization as an exemplary urban design project – one of ten outstanding plans, projects, and individuals recognized.  The APA... Read More

Categories: Awards + Accolades, Project Stories

Daniel Speaks at 2014 Mississippi River Conference

By Nick Kalogeresis  |  October 15, 2014

Daniel has been invited to speak this week at the 2014 Mississippi River Conference in Moline about a web-based forum for community dialog that Lakota recently helped some wonderful long-term clients establish. For almost 20 years Lakota has worked closely with the Quad Cities community and with River Action, a Davenport-based organization that advocates for... Read More

Categories: Around the Office