[ApaIllinois] July-August ILAPA News BLAST!
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Congratulations to Illinois' 2006 AICP Outstanding Student Award Winner
Congratulations to 46 students from 37 colleges & universities selected as AICP's outstanding students for 2006 - including Sarah Kipfel, a graduate student from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding attainment in the study of planning by a student who is graduating from an accredited program during the 2006 academic year. For additional information about the AICP Student Project and Outstanding Students Awards, click here.
Propose a session for APA's 2007 National Planning Conference
APA invites you to propose a session, a technology showcase presentation, or a poster session for the 2007 National Conference in Philadelphia, April 14-17, 2007. Deadline is August 25, 2006. Visit APA's website for more information.
2007 National Planning Awards Call for Entries
Get started on nominations for the 2007 National Planning Excellence, Leadership, and Achievement Awards. The deadline for most award categories is September 11, 2006 and the online application will be available by August 1. The call for entries, which includes available award categories, criteria, and general submission information, is posted now: learn more
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Welcome to the July-August News BLAST!...
In this edition, articles on lakefront development and planning with tribal governments are presented. Also presented is the 2006 slate for ILAPA board members elections this fall. Please take the time to look at the candidates and decide if you'd be interested in filling an open position.
Also check out the new web site for the upcoming Four State Conference in October! Information is being added on an ongoing basis - check back often!
There is plenty of news from around the state with highlighted articles on this page and even more news In Other News... . Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out the calendar and job postings.
Reclaiming a Piece of Chicago's Lakefront
by Nelson Chueng, AICP
In 2005 the City of Chicago was able to save a piece of the Lakefront from development with assistance from a nonprofit land conservancy trust.
Planning with Tribal Governments
by L. Robert Ulibarri, AICP, REA
When planners talk about diversifying their profession, Native Americans are typically left out. Unique self-governing powers, traditional elements of indigenous planning, the reservation era and the issue of funding can make collaborative planning difficult.
ANNOUNCING THE 2006 ILAPA SLATE
by Michael Blue, AICP
The Illinois Chapter of the APA bylaws designate that the biannual election of officers be initiated by a Nomination Committee. The Committee has selected the officers for 2006. All chapter members vote for the Chapter candidates and the candidates from the Section in which they reside. Ballots will be mailed in October.
Mark Koplin, AICP, ILAPA President
Illinois State Section Report
Rob Kowalski, AICP, ISS Director
2006 Upper Midwest Four State Conference
Great Planning Begins at Home
Rob Kowalski, AICP, Conference Co-Chair
This years Four State Conference, entitled Great Planning Begins at Home will include participation from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. It will be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The conference will feature multiple conference session tracks, several mobile workshops, a keynote address from John McCarron of the Chicago Tribune, an opening reception at the resort, and of course, a golf outing.
On the road to success
UIC student Emily Tapia gains valuable hands on experience by participating in the mentorship program sponsored by ILAPA.
Forest Park Review, June 6, 2006 Fake Towns Rise, Offering Urban Life Without the Grit
Developers are creating new 'downtowns' without the riff-raff - only problem is that there is no hardware, grocery, church, library, schools, and everyone still owns a car
New York Times, July 31, 2006
THE LONG, LONG COMMUTE TO THE AMERICAN DREAM
When each interstate exit sign passed can mean saving ten thousand dollars in home prices, more and more people are "driving till they qualify". Welcome to the world of "extreme commuting".
Newsweek, July 09 2006 (as posted on Planetizen)
MODERN SUBDIVISIONS WILL LACK TALL TREES FOR 100 YEARS
Because of the methods used to build them, modern suburbs will not have tall trees anytime soon, as described in this article focusing on Toronto.
Toronto Star, July 09 2006 (as posted on Planetizen)
In New Orleans, Money Is Ready but a Plan Isn't
Billions of dollars are about to arrive in New Orleans but a plan isn't set, planners are MIA, and neighborhoods seem to be redeveloping themselves.
New York Times, June 18, 2006
Audio Slide Show: A Fence With More Beauty, Fewer Barbs
The New York Times asked architects and urban planners to creatively devise a fence between the U.S. and Mexico. Three of them discuss their unique ideas. You can view the related article here.
New York Times, June 18, 2006
For Good or Ill, Boom in Ethanol Reshapes Economy of Heartland
Corn has turned into yellow gold for small towns across the Midwest that have seen population loss, farm consolidation and artificially low corn prices. At least 39 new plants are to be completed over the next 9-12 months, making the U.S. the world's largest ethanol producer. But President Bush's call to replace 1.6M barrels of imported oil would mean at least half the nation's farmland would be needed to grown corn for fuel.
New York Times, June 25, 2006
The dark side of alternative fuel: Smell of success can really stink
A classic case of an industrial use being sited too close to a residential population. The article also describes the dark side of the ethanol boom.
The Olympian, July 9, 2006
Depot development plan moves forward
If the application is successful, the Savanna FTZ will be the third such zone in the region, along with Rockford and Rock Island. All three zones can be marketed together to attract additional businesses to the region.
Journal-Standard, July 7, 2006
UTC Receives NSF IGERT
On July 18, 2006 The University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transportation Center along with several other UIC departments received a $3.1 million National Science Foundation IGERT grant to establish a doctoral program on Computational Transportation. The program will involve transportation specialists along with computer scientists and business management specialists to conduct basic research in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
University of Illinois at Chicago to Offer Bachelor's Degree in Planning
Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved UIC to offer a Bachelor of Arts Program in Urban and Public Affairs. The first students will be admitted in the Fall of 2007.
Foundation Launches Initiative to Boost Skills of Midwest Workforce The Joyce Foundation has launched its "Shifting Gears" initiative, a three-year $10 million effort to improve the education and skills training of the Midwest workforce and promote regional economic growth. As part of the initiative, the Foundation issued a request for proposals from Midwest states to provide stronger links between the often-fragmented systems of education and job training, so that workers get post-secondary credentials that qualify them for jobs in today’s economy.
San Antonio Hosts 2006 Gathering of Planners
Visit In Other News... for even more news by topic:
Agriculture - Commercial & Residential Development - Eminent Domain - Energy - Historic Preservation - Housing - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Illinois Airport Development - Impact Fees - Industrial Development -
Natural Resources/Open Space - Transportation - Wal-Mart - Zoning - Miscellaneous
July 14-16, 2006
Global Warming Solutions Weekend Retreat, The workshop will include examples of successful climate change campaigns within the business, policy, scientific, and faith-based communities. Event held in Spring Green, WI.
July 19, 2006
Land Use Informational Seminar- “Eminent Domain”- Sponsored by the Champaign County Farm Bureau, this talk will feature guest speakers Don Uchtmann and Randy Armstrong.
July 27-29, 2006
Putting Asset Based Community Development into Action, hosted by the ABCD Training Group, Burnham Conference Center at APA, Chicago, http://abcdtraininggroup.org/.
July 27, 2006
Taking the LEED: Innovations in Green Design program hosted by the Chicago Metro Section (CMS); to be held at NIPC/CATS offices, Chicago, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. For more information contact Michael Mays at mmays at vil.woodridge.il.us.
August 1, 2006
Land Use Informational Seminar - “The Cost and Importance of Long-Term Planning”- Sponsored by the Champaign County Farm Bureau, this talk will feature guest speaker Dale Powers.
August 7-11, 2006
2006 ESRI International User Conference. To be held in the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. For more information go to http://www.esri.com/events/uc/index.html.
Aug 15, 2006
Hearing of the state Senate Appropriations II Committee on the proposal that the state sell or lease all or part of its tollway system to a private investor, in Springfield, IL.
August 9-11, 2006
The Green City Summer Institute, A three-day program at Northwestern University that will explore Chicago as one of America's greenest cities.
October 4 - 6, 2004
Upper Midwest Regional Four-State Planning Conference & Annual Illinois APA State Conference to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St. Charles, IL. Join fellow planners from throughout the Midwest at one of Illinois' premier resorts. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!
April 14-18, 2007
APA National Planning Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIR. - City of Norwalk, IA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Columbus Redevelopment Commission; City of Columbus, IN
SENIOR OR COMMUNITY PLANNER - CUPPAD Regional Commission; Escanaba, MI
ASSISTANT PLANNER (TWO POSITIONS) - Will County Land Use Department Planning & Zoning Division; Joliet, IL
PLANNING TECHNICIAN - Village of Highland Park, IL
ASSOCIATE PLANNER - Village of Woodridge, IL
COMMUNITY DEV. DIR. - Village of Northfield, IL
SENIOR PLANNER - Orland Park, IL
PLANNER - Winnebago County Dept. of Regional Planning & Economic Development; Rockford, IL
ENTITLEMENTS DIR. - Kennedy Homes; S. Barrington, IL
PLANNER - Village of Bolingbrook, IL
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - Washington, IL
PLANNER - Village of Northbrook, IL
PLANNING INTERNSHIP - Village of Schiller Park, IL
PLANNING INTERN - City of Naperville, IL
ILAPA News BLAST!
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