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CMT to host luncheon featuring National Transit Oriented Development Expert

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced plans to host a luncheon titled “Let’s Build Around Light Rail,” featuring national Transit Oriented Development expert Katherine Perez. Set for Tuesday, May 8 at noon at the Forest Park Visitors Center, the event will provide a great opportunity for local leaders, businesses, non-profits and citizens to hear why it is imperative for the public, private and non-profit sectors to work together to encourage development around light rail. Reservations are being accepted through April 26. The cost is $25 for CMT members and $40 for non-members.

Perez is the founder of ELP Advisors LLC, who previously served as the executive director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Los Angeles District Council and the vice president of development for Forest City Development where she focused on transit oriented development. Her diverse background in private real estate development, transportation policy and urban planning, has enabled her to emerge as one of the most articulate and credible advocates promoting the responsible use of land and transportation.

“We are thrilled to have Katherine Perez joining us for an insightful discussion on a topic critical to moving transit oriented development forward in our region,” commented Kim Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “This luncheon will kick off a series of events set for May designed to highlight the ways St. Louisans can make their move on Metro.” 

Those interested in attending the “Let’s Build Around Light Rail” luncheon can register online at or mail their payment to CMT at 911 Washington Ave., Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101 by April 26, 2012. SEATING IS LIMITED. 

Citizens for Modern Transit is hosting this event in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Mayor’s Sustainability Summit II.

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