[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.                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                President's Greeting
     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)
     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.                                                                   
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                                       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
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                                       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                                     
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