Adam Flickinger, a professional planner and urban designer, is not only a new board member but has also joined the Land Use & Development and Environmental Issues task forces.
Currently planning director for Friends of the Chicago River, Adam brings vast career experience to SOAR. “I am inspired by innovative cities all over the world,” he says. “Dense, urban neighborhoods—like Streeterville—bring together diverse groups of people to learn from each other, connect and create community.”
A Streeterville resident for more than eight years and SOAR member for more than five years, Adam is passionate about neighborhood planning, design of the built environment, and sustainability. Though enthusiastically recognizing Streeterville for its convenience, amenities and quality of life, he understands the challenges facing our community today, such as adapting to our changing economy, an increasingly virtual environment and the challenges of climate change.
“The advocacy of SOAR should reflect our current world, with a focus on sustaining the positive characteristics of this unique community while investing in weak areas. I am excited for the future but recognize that there will be a need to always adapt, diversify and attract new residents.”
In his free time, he enjoys exploring the city and discovering different neighborhoods, cooking and trying new foods, and supporting arts and culture.