[ApaIllinois] Nov-Dec ILAPA News BLAST!

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                          APA's High School Essay Contest                          
                                                             APA announced its          first annual nationwide essay contest for          high school juniors and seniors. The theme is "Expanding Housing          Choice and Affordability through Planning". The first place winner                    receives a $5,000 college scholarship and an invitation to attend          the national planning conference during his or her undergraduate years.          Ten honorable mention winners will receive gift certificates to          PlanningBooks.com. Essays must be submitted by Jan. 15th.
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                          World Town Planning Day                          
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                          China Study Tour                          
                                                                                           APA's June 2007 tour is a unique opportunity for American              planners to learn Chinese planning, get              inside the mechanics of Chinese business, and meet the people who              make it happen.
                                   Coming, Going and Moving Up
                                                    April Getchius has recently joined the City of              Casper, Wyoming as the Community Development Director. Previously,              April was the ILAPA Treasurer and Campus Planner for the University              of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
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                                                           In Mount Pulaski, IL, it is illegal for boys (and only boys) to          hurl snowballs at trees.
             In Kenilworth, IL - A rooster must step back three hundred feet from              any residence if he wishes to crow; Hens that wish to cackle must              step two hundred feet back from any residence. 
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                      Welcome to the November-December News            BLAST!...
           This month's newsletter features the proceedings from the 2006 Upper            Midwest Four-State Conference. Be sure to check the           conference web site often            as photos and presentations are being added on an ongoing basis. A big            thank you to all the people who made our conference a great success!           
           Also in this newsletter is a feature article about environmental            justice issues in Little Village from our friends at Planner's            Network. Plus, an article on the 2006 ILAPA award winners.
           Last month, we bid farewell to our dear Treasurer, April Getchius, who left the            flatlands of central Illinois for a place with a little more elevation.            April has moved on to Casper, Wyoming where she is the Community            Development Director. We wish her lots of luck! The ILAPA Board            appointed Michael Jacobs, from the Village of Palatine, as Treasurer.            Welcome aboard! 
           The 2006 ILAPA slate of            candidates has been rolled out...your should have received your ballot            by now. Please make sure to mail your vote by November 10th.
           There is plenty of news from around the U.S. and state with highlighted            articles on this page. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out  the calendar and job postings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                         Thank You for Making the 2006 Four-State Conference a Success!
                      by Rob Kowalski, AICP,            
           Conference Co-Chair
           Almost 400 planners, students, and public officials came to see 18            sponsors, exhibitors, 30 conference sessions, 3 mobile workshops,            several keynote speakers, as well as a wonderful opening reception.                                                                                                                  
                                                                        2006 ILAPA Awards Recipients
           by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, 
           ILAPA Vice President, Awards Chair
           Eleven awards and recognitions were given out at the four-state            conference. See who won and who's given a lot of time to the ILAPA.                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                   Little Village Toxic Tour Demonstrates Alternative Planning Techniques
           by Sara Morton, Planner's Network
           Planner's Network members get a first hand look at the environmental            justice issues facing a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                President's Greeting
     Mark Koplin, AICP, ILAPA President
                 Illinois State Section Report
     Rob Kowalski, AICP, ISS Director
                Chicago Metro Section Report
     Michael Mays, AICP, CMS Director
                      Legislative Update
     Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Home prices finally hit wall
                      National home prices fell for the first time in 11 years.
           Chicago Tribune, September 27, 2006
                                 Poverty rates rise in many suburbs
                      In suburban Chicago poverty rates are rising, tied to the growing            movement of immigrants and minorities to the suburbs.
                     Chicago Tribune, September 18, 2006
                      Hinckley has help to deal with developers
           (Hinckley, IL)           The Village will hire an attorney and consultants to help cope with            incoming development. Developers will contribute to an escrow to pay            for advisors.
           The Beacon News, September 22, 2006
                      Would you pay to have less traffic?
           (Kane County, IL)           Kane County may offer an incentive to builders who create developments            that encourage reduced vehicle traffic.
           The Beacon News, September 22, 2006
                                 Wal-Mart's urban ventures: Hung up in heavy traffic
                      A nice summary of Wal-Mart's recent challenges. Chicago isn't the only            urban area fighting.
           St. Louis Today, October 1, 2006
                                 Tiny Sauget, Illinois, likes business misfits
                      (Sauget, IL)                      Originally "incorporated to be a sewer", Sauget continues to court            heavy industrial uses and as a result has annual tax revenues of $7            million - about $28,000 per person. In an area of economic blight,            this is one town that is thriving.
           Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 3, 2006
                                 'Hood Intentions
           Unlike the original LEED program, which rates only single buildings            and for which site selection is an afterthought, LEED-ND will            emphasize the bringing buildings together into a neighborhood, and            relate the neighborhood to its larger region and landscape.
           Grist, October 12, 2006
                                            1962-2006: The life and death of America's largest public housing            project
                      (Chicago, IL) As the last Taylor high-rise is about to fall, this article            encapsulates what life was like in this isolated community.
                      Miami Herald, October 7, 2006
                                            A knockdown fight to revitalize town
           (Waukegan, IL)           Demolition of three buildings on the OMC site moves the Waukegan            lakefront closer to hopes of revitalization.
                      Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2006
                                 Andersonville may put reins on retail chains
                      (Chicago, IL)Qualifying, historic neighborhoods in Chicago may be able to opt into            banning "formula businesses".                       
                      Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2006
                                            Flaunting It
                      (Chicago, IL) Instead of billionaires and multi-millionaires            retreating to the suburbs, they're building their colossal homes in            Lincoln Park.                      
                      Chicago Tribune, October 8, 2006
                                            Demolition derby ebbs
           (Hinsdale, IL) The demand for megahouses declines and so does the            teardowns.
                      Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2006
           The            Top Schools for Urban Planners
           Congratulations to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one            of the US's top 10 graduate programs in urban planning.
           Planetizen, November 1, 2006
                                                       TV dishes: banned in Boston?
           Boston is looking at an ordinance that would protect historic            districts, aesthetics, and property value from the dish.
                      Christian Science Monitor, October 23, 2006
                                            High Hopes, and Higher Home Prices, in Anacostia (Washington,            DC) The City is hoping to "inject" the professional, middle class into            a economically distressed area by subsidizing a $14M housing            development. The new twist on subsidized housing: 4-bedrooms and            freshly landscaped.
                      Washington Post, October 9, 2006
                                            A stylish cottage for Katrina country is a hit all over
                      Coming to a Lowe's near you - Katrina Cottages. These small homes are            filling unique niches all over the U.S.
                      Christian Science Monitor, October 2, 2006
                                            Far From Big City, Hidden Toll of Homelessness
                      Rural homelessness is a big problem that the politicians are not            addressing. Now rural counties are stepping forward with their own            plans.
           New York Times, October 11, 2006
                                 Time to Move the Mississippi, Experts Say
           Scientists have decided that moving the Mississippi River will prevent            the widespread damage. Rebuilding the wetlands of Louisiana would be a            monumental task and there are many uncertainties.
           New York Times, September 19, 2006
                      American            Farmland Trust’s  Reports on Effective Agricultural Easements
           Four reports recently released by AFT profile and analyze the 46 top            agricultural easement programs in the country.                                     
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                                                                  November 5-8, 2006
                                                    Rail-Volution 2006, Chicago, IL. Click here for the                          PROGRAM. Register at              www.railvolution.com.                                                                             
                                       November 7, 2006 
                                                                              Tuesdays at APA: Regional Planning in Northeastern Illinois: A New              Direction
                                                                                                                                 November 8, 2006
                                                                                           World Planning Day. Think globally, plan locally. 30 countries              on four continents will celebrate the role of planning in creating              livable communities.
                                                    November 6-20, 2006
                                                                                           November 2006 AICP Exam testing
                                                                                                                                                           November              16, 2006
                                                                                                       Hot Legal Topics              program hosted by the Chicago Metro Section (CMS). Located at the              Wheaton City Hall from 8:45-11:30 a.m.
             November 16, 2006
                                                    MPC’s Fall 2006 Roundtable Series              Revival of the Fittest: Is Your Neighborhood Ready. 
                                                                                         November 17, 2006
                                                    GIS Day.
             December 6, 2006 
                                                    Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop: "Form-Based Codes in Suburban              Municipalities: Fad or Future?"
                                                                                                                    December 12, 2006
                                                                              Deadline for submitting                                                    AICP Student Project Awards.
                          January 2, 2007
                                                                 Applications for              2008 Loeb Fellowship Program              at the Harvard Design School due. 
                          January 12, 2007
                                                                              Deadline for submitting                                        AICP Journalism Award.
                                                                                                                    January 16, 2007
                                                                                           Deadline for submitting                                                    AICP Outstanding Student Award.
             January 31, 2007 
                                                    Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop: "The "New" Housing Consumer:              Dealing with the Effects of Demographic Change in Municipal Planning              and Development."              
                          March 1-2, 2007
                                                                                           2007 Planning Institute              "Imagining Communities: Plan, Design, Implement".               For more information, contact Pattsi Petrie at              pattsi at uiuc.edu.
                          March 13-14, 2007
                                                                 Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management              Conference for 2007 "Same Problems - Different Solutions".                                                   
             March 14, 2007 
                                                    Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop: "The Changing Rules of              Suburban Retail: Managing Big-box and Strip Development."
                                                                                                                                 April 14-18, 2007
                                                                               APA National Planning Conference, Philadelphia, PA.                           Click here for more information.
                                                                              April 15-18, 2007  
             Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference,              Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.
                                       May 9, 2007 
                          Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop:  "Working with Municipal              Staff, Board Members and Elected Officials to Support Comprehensive              Plans."
                          May 20-23, 2007
             GIS in Public Health Conference,              Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, New Orleans.                                                                  
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