Stephen Ibendahl, ASLA, AICP



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Stephen Ibendahl, Principal of The i5Group, brings over 20 years of experience in community and urban planning, public affairs, landscape architecture, and project management.  His management and project experience includes a wide range of projects including: comprehensive planning, land-use planning, urban design, greenways and trails, parks and open space, freight, strategic planning, site development, transit, public engagement, fundraising, advocacy, and policy.


He brings a context sensitive approach to problem solving by engaging a wide range of stakeholders.  Past clients include communities, state and federal agencies, neighborhood organizations, and businesses.  Stephen brings trusted public engagement and facilitation experience in working with community groups, whether it is a committee of 10 or a standing room only crowd of over 100.


Stephen has developed innovative funding programs for organizations including sponsorship programs, fundraising strategies, and public/private partnerships. He is an advocate for walkable communities, sustainable design, and green infrastructure.  He has served on the OneSTL Steering Committee, the Lafayette Park Advisory Board, FOCUS St. Louis Sustainability Roadmap Task Force, MSD’s Stormwater BMP Work Group, and AIA’s Sustainable Design Team.  He currently serves on the Forest Park Advisory Board.


Stephen is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and has served as the St. Louis Trustee on the national board of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).


Stephen is a proud father of three and is developing an appreciation of soccer by coaching grade school soccer.  He is an alumni of the University of Illinois.

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