[ApaIllinois] May-June ILAPA News BLAST!

ILAPA Editor editor at ilapa.org
Mon May 8 14:36:11 CDT 2006

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                               Spring is in the Air...
...Welcome to the May-June News BLAST! In this edition, we have some featured articles from some different sides of planning. The articles on international development and transportation planning expose us to different points of view on processes you may already be familiar with. We also have two follow-up feature articles on ILAPA members effort's New Orleans and Plaquemines Parish.

In Chapter News, you'll be able to read about the upcoming Four State Conference and highlights from the National Conference. Nominations are currently being accepted for ILAPA planning awards. I would also like to wish a fond farewell to our beloved webmaster, Shawn Christ - thank you for your dedication over the past 7 years!

There is plenty of news 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.

For those of you that would like to print out this newsletter there will be a document available within upcoming weeks. An e-mail announcement will be distributed when the document is available.         -->         -->                                  ILAPA Links
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           Call for Nominations
2006 Illinois Chapter Planning Awards        The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to invite nominations for its 2006 Awards Program. Click here to view the application. For more information contact Karen Stonehouse.
Annual Four State Conference & 
ILAPA State Conference. 
             ISS Annual Conference
May 19, 2006
        ILAPA State Section Spring Conference “ Reuse and Revitalization”. 
Hosted by the City of Carbondale
          Announcing:  Survey of Status of Women and Men in Planning        This is a survey about the work environment equity of women and men in planning. The purpose of this survey research is to gather information and data about the status of pay, position, race, and gender equity for women and men in the planning profession. The data is collected anonymously. A more detailed description as well as the survey may be accessed at   www.urban.uiuc.edu/survey/usa.html
            APA Women in Planning
          The APA PLANNING AND WOMEN DIVISION is seeking new members and chapter liaison to the division. If you are interested, feel free to view the division web site for in depth information www.urban.uiuc.edu/apa-pw. For further information, please contact Division Chair Pattsi Petrie at pattsi at uiuc.edu
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            Volunteers Needed for the Upcoming Four State Conference
            Did you know?
        Carlyle is the home of the largest man-made lake in Illinois.
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            Did you know?
        May is American Wetlands Month!
"It Pays to Save the Wetlands"
Check the EPA's website for more information on ongoing events.
           From the Illinois River to the River Nile: Planning in a Different Environment
by Hala A/Rahim Mohd. Ahmed, AICP
A new development at the confluence of the River Nile has brought an Illinois planner back to her native country of Sudan.               
         Safety Conscious Planning
by John Donovan, AICP
What is safety conscious planning?  How can the decisions that planners make affect the safety of everyone who uses our transportation system?                
         Signs of Progress in New Orleans but Much Work Remains
by Joe Kearney
After the hurricane, the Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation wanted to reposition itself to better serve future populations. Three teams of students from DePaul University traveled south to help out.               
         Plaquemines Parish Recovery-Part 2 
by Paula Freeze
The fate of Plaquemines Parish rests with its residents and the guidance FEMA provided after the hurricane hit.               
         2007 Planning Institute
by Pattsi Petrie
A review of the 2006 Planning Institute and a look forward to the 2007 Planning Institute.                                            President's Greeting
Mark Koplin, AICP, ILAPA President
The Four State Conference is coming this fall and volunteers are needed. Mark also shares some highlights from the National Conference in San Antonio.

Legislative Update
Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Chair
The good news is that the Klaaren decision looks like it will be reversed. The bad news is that Eminent Domain law in Illinois may be rewritten.

Illinois State Section Report
Rob Kowalski, AICP, ISS Director
Don't miss the ISS meeting on May 19th! Stay tuned for Citizen Planning Workshops and Four State Conference scholarships.

This past December, ILAPA had a chance to comment on a draft of "The Equity in Eminent Domain Act". A copy of the letter sent to Senator Susan Garrett is available here. The letter summarizes ILAPA's position on the use of eminent domain.

                                   Plan allows entire Big Easy to be rebuilt
Flood plain advisory calls for new levees for the city, but protection for outlying areas is less clear.
The Christian Science Monitor, April 14, 2006

The Shifting Landscape of New Orleans 
While planners and developers redraw the city map, displaced residents struggle to have a role writes
Kenneth Reardon
National Housing Institute, Spring 2006

In Rebuilding as in the Disaster, Wealth and Class Help Define New Orleans
Even now there is no gas or drinkable water in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. In a gated community home to many wealthy New Orleanians, the neighborhood association was relatively prepared for the disaster.
The New York Times, April 25, 2006

State House passes eminent domain reform
A proposal that would make it harder for communities to seize land for private development gained overwhelming support from lawmakers despite suburban concerns.
Daily Herald, April 20, 2006

The Campaign for Sensible Growth welcomes its new manager, Michael Davidson. Davidson replaces former campaign manager Ellen Shubart, who retired in January. 

Hog Wars
Missourians raise stink over giant operations
Chicago Tribune, March 12, 2006

Recycling America's industrial past
Old mills, factories and warehouses are being turned into prime residential spaces.
CNN Money.com, March 21, 2006

What Urban Sprawl Costs You
If Central Florida grows as it always has, Orlando-area taxpayers will shell out $44,955 each in taxes during the next 20 years to pay for roads, water and sewer lines and other services that governments provide
Orlando Sentinel, March 27, 2006

Chicago still toasty amid the chill in housing 
Chicago Tribune, April 19, 2006

Using Historic Preservation To Block Suburban Renovations
Is the movement a valid attempt to stop 'Home Depot moderne' from infiltrating historic older suburbs, or simply another mechanism to control property rights?
Village Voice, Apr 11, 2006

Seniors find `first suburbs' are a natural place to retire
The Brookings Institution released a study showing suburban Cook County has a higher percentage of elderly than the national average for suburbs and cities. Among first suburbs, Cook County's percentage of elderly was higher than all others. Little did you know we helped coin the term "NORC".
Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2006

Phone companies eye church properties for cell towers
Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2006

Homes compete with factories for urban neighborhoods
One after another, they stepped to the lectern, pleading. Don't take the land, they told City Council members. Don't put houses on it. If we lose it, it's gone forever.
Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2006

City touts way to treat trash, make cash
Beacon News, April 3, 2006

Not Far from Forsaken (Crosby, ND)
Divide County's director of economic development hoped he might reverse a population decrease. Crosby, ND had ownership of five housing lots - what if instead of selling them the town gave the lots to people who would move there, build houses and stay a while, maybe longer? 
The Journal On Line (Original article from the New York Times, April 9, 2006). For the other side of the story click here.

Official: 350 jobs worth $8.2 million investment
Council approves deal with developer for parking garage, office/retail complex — with an $8.2 million contribution from the city. 
Wheaton Sun, April 7, 2006

Energy project could make Rock River Valley leader in green fuels
A plan to build Freedom Field is being unveiled, a multimillion-dollar alternative energies research and demonstration center on the south side of the Chicago/Rockford International Airport. 
Rockford Register Star, April 20, 2006.

Middle class flees U.S. cities, seeking affordable housing
>From 2000-2004, exurbs saw growth as smaller, wealthier households replaced larger families in many big metropolitan areas. Illinois is one of the states that lost the most residents. Chicago was one of the large metro areas that lost the most residents to domestic moves. 
Contra Costa Times, April 20, 2006

'Cities' Author Jane Jacobs Dies at 89 
Jane Jacobs, 89, an author and community activist of singular influence whose classic "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" transformed ideas about urban planning, died Tuesday April 25, 2006.
KSL TV, April 25th, 2006

Read Planetizen's feature, "Remembering Jane Jacobs"

Visit In Other News... for even more news by topic:
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Natural Resources/Open Space - Transportation - Wal-Mart - Zoning - Miscellaneous
                                  May 8 - 22, 2006
Spring AICP exam testing window.

May 16, 2006
Local and National Examples: Inclusionary and Flexible Zoning and How Developers Use Zoning Tools. Join MPC, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus & BPI 10:00 am – 1:30 pm at the DuPage County Building in Wheaton. RSVP by Wednesday, May 10.

May 18, 2006 
How do we fund these efforts? Federal, State and Local Funding Sources Local Revenue Tools in Use. Join MPC, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus & BPI. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. To be held at Metropolitan Family Services, 222 East Willow Ave in Wheaton. RSVP by Wednesday, May 10.

May 13-21, 2006
Garden in a City: America’s First Urban Horticulture and Community Greening Show
America’s first garden and landscape design show focusing on urban horticulture and community greening, Grant Park, Chicago. 

May 16 - 17, 2006 
Restoration 2006: Community and Economic Recovery after a Disaster to be held at the Sheraton New Orleans. This conference will provide insights, strategies, and connections vital to a community's recovery after a catastrophe strikes. Presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). 

May 18, 2006 
APA-CMS / IL-ASLA Golf Outing to be held at the Chevy Chase Golf Course, Wheeling. For more information contact Michael Mays. 

May 18 - 22, 2006 
44th International Making Cities Livable Conference on “True Urbanism & Healthy Communities”; to be held in Santa Fe, NM. Co-organized with the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. 

May 19, 2006
IL APA State Section Spring Conference “ Reuse and Revitalization”. Hosted by the City of Carbondale

June 2, 2006
The 21st annual Transport Chicago will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Illinois Institute of Technology Hermann Union Building. For more information on speakers, sessions, and registration, please visit www.transportchicago.org.

June 8, 2006 
Creating a Strong Downtown using TOD program hosted by the Chicago Metro Section (CMS); to be held in downtown Elmhurst, 3:00 - 5:00 pm. For more information contact Michael Mays. 

June 8—10, 2006
25th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference, Bloomington-Normal. Conference details and registration materials are available at www.landmarks.org

June 8–11, 2006
Tending the Garden: From Grassroots to Green Roofs. Host: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Policy. Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems. For more information contact Lee Deuben.

June 30, 2006
Deadline for Nominations for the 2006 Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Awards. Entry Guidelines and Nomination Forms are available at www.landmarks.org

June 5-9, 2006
Energy Performance Contracting for PHA’s
This course uses role-playing and a case study approach to give participants the tools to implement Energy Performance Contacting and is the only comprehensive course offered in the US.

June 5-9, 2006
Nuts & Bolts of Brownfield Redevelopment for Local Government
Participants learn how communities have overcome obstacles and stimulated successful redevelopment by characterizing and assembling parcels, cleaning them up, and using public funds to attract private redevelopment.  

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.

September 18-22
Orientation to Environmental Assessment
This 4 ½ day course uses an interactive simulation and problems to teach participants how to conduct environmental reviews, briefs them on more recent and relevant environmental issues & raises the awareness and commitment to environmental issues. 

October 4-6, 2006
Annual Four State Conference & ILAPA State Conference. Pheasant Run Resort & Spa Hotel in St. Charles, IL.

October 19-21, 2006 
Place Matters 2006 is a living laboratory, collectively elevating the art and science of planning for vibrant and sustainable communities. Denver, Colorado. Email any questions you have conference at placematters.org.                               PLANNER- Village of Northbrook, IL
PLANNING INTERNSHIP - Village of Schiller Park, IL
PLANNING INTERN - City of Naperville, IL
PLANNING INTERN - City of Des Plaines, IL
PLANNING INTERN - Village of Mount Prospect, IL
BUSINESS & DEV COORD - Village of Arlington Heights, IL
COMMUNITY DEV INTERN - Village of Frankfort, IL
STAFF PLANNER - City of Wheaton, IL
PLANNER I - Village of Carpentersville, IL
PLANNER II (FULL-TIME/TEMP) - City of Champaign, IL
LAND PLNR/LANDSCAPE ARCH - Manhard Consulting; Vernon Hills, IL
URBAN PLANNER - United City of Yorkville, IL
ASST DIR OF COMMUNITY DEV - Village of Wilmette, IL
PLANNER - City of Franklin, WI
SUMMER INTERN - Village of Bartlett, IL
PART TIME PLANNER - Village of Glen Ellyn, IL
GIS/PLANNING INTERN - City of Warrenville, IL
PLANNER - Village of Carol Stream, IL      
Illinois Planning News
Official Bi-Monthly Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association
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