[ApaIllinois] July/August APA-IL News BLAST!

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                          Moving Onward & Upward                          
                                                    Krysti Barksdale-Noble, AICP is              leaving the Village of Lincolnshire to become the Vice President of              Planning and Litigation Services with Allen L. Kracower and              Associates                          
Martha H. Corner, AICP, has been named to the              position of Economic Development Manager for the City of Elmhurst. 
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                                                    46th International Making Cities Livable Conference on “True Urbanism: Designing the Healthy City” & Exhibit on “New Designs for Mixed-Use Urban Fabric” 
             La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
             June 1-5, 2008 
             Co-sponsored by The City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County & NM Dept.              of Transportation. Co-organized with the University of Notre Dame School of              Architecture For more information, see              www.LivableCities.org
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           Registration for the 2007  APA-IL State Conference will begin            at the end of August. The conference will be held in Peoria, Illinois            on October 10-12, 2007. Be sure to                      read the article on the conference by our co-chairs Craig            Hullinger & Ben Vyverburg. 
           In this newsletter, there is plenty of news from around the U.S. and state. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out  the calendar and           job postings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                              Algonquin Public Art Program
           by Ben Mason
           The Algonquin Public Art Program won an APA-IL 2006 Silver Award for            creating a sense of place by celebrating art.                                                                                                                                 
                                                                        How            Planners Can Address Climate Change
           by Liz Kniss
           Green that, LEED this...learn what one California County is doing to            lessen their impact on climate change.                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                   Skokie Takes Suburban TOD One Step Further...Jobs
           by Steve Marciani, AICP
           One community makes the decision to undertake a redevelopment project            with no residential - read about its success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   President's Column
     by Karen Stonehouse, AICP,  APA-IL  President
                      Illinois State Section Report
     by Kim Smith, AICP, ISS Asst Director
               University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 
     A Year in Review
     by Kathleen Duffy, SPO President
                          2007 APA-IL State Conference Update
     by           Craig Hullinger & Ben      Vyverberg, Conference Co-chairs
  STaR Announces AICP Certification Maintenance Subsidy      Program 
     by Dale Powers, AICP, STaR Chair
                  New              Book on Form-Based Codes Features Peoria
     A book on form based              coding is being written              by Karen and Dan Parolek of Opticos Design, Berkley, California and              Paul Crawford of CMCA, San Luis Obispo, California. 
             Karen, Dan and Paul have asked Geoff Ferrell of Ferrell Madden              Associates to write about Ferrell Madden's work in Peoria. The              authors want to feature form-based codes "at the top of their              game" and after reviewing many case studies felt that Peoria's four              form districts should be included in the Final Draft. 
             The manuscript is in the editing stages now through October. The              publication should be due sometime in the spring of 2008. 
             Special thanks to Gene Lear for the news!
                  University of  Illinois at Chicago Receives Prix d'Excellence Award
                  The University of Illinois at Chicago has      received a Prix d'Excellence award from the              International Real Estate Federation for the overall quality of its              east campus development, since the mid-1950s.                          
             UIC was the winner in the public sector/ specialized category and              was the first university and  only U.S. institution this              year to win a prize.                          
             The federation honored UIC as "the model for an urban research              university" and commended it for making a quality education              affordable, devoting 37% of the campus to green space,              accommodating a variety of housing and retail spaces, and              maintaining venues for public events. 
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago’s Electricity Usage Negates other ‘Green’ Efforts
           “Mayor           Richard Daley vowed six years ago to make           Chicago a leader in emerging efforts to fight global warming,            but city government is churning out more heat-trapping pollution every            year.”
                                 New Transportation Cost Maps from TransitFuture
           TransitFuture is a coalition working to improve transportation in            Northeast           Illinois, and recently released a series of                      maps illustrating            transportation costs of legislative districts compared to the region            as a whole.
                                Ridge Property plans $1.6B intermodal park
           A new intermodal park is planned for Will County providing 12,000 new            jobs and will include 20 million sq. ft. of warehouse space.
           Crain's, June 28, 2007
                                                       Joliet is fastest-growing city in Illinois
           "Joliet is the fastest-growing in the state and the 12th            fastest-growing city of 100,000 or more in the country from 2000-2006. It is            Illinois' 5th largest city."
                                 Crain's, June 28, 2007
                                 From coaches to 'L' rail cars
           Jon Hilkevitch reviews "The Chicago 'L'," by Greg Borzo. A             photographic history that shows the past 115 years of commuting by            "L". An interesting read given the current state of the            transit in Chicago.
           Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2007
                      Building and Ethanol Plant in Illinois
           A guide to permit requirements, funding opportunities, and other            considerations - everything you'd want to know.
           Communities and Developers Invited            to Apply for Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
           The Urban Land Institute           Chicago and Campaign for Sensible            Growth partnered to create Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs), which bring together experts  working            towards solutions for difficult land-use issues or policy barriers            within a defined geographic area. TAP services are available for local            governments, nonprofit organizations, and developers, and recently the            selection process was opened to the public. If your municipality or            organization would like to learn more or apply, please            follow these links below for the application materials.
                                    Cover Letter *                       Selection Criteria *                       Application Form
                                            Schools As Centers of Communities DVD
           This video showcases the story of a struggling           St. Paul, Minn. public school that is transformed. The latest thinking in school design and planning            involves opening the school's doors to the community so that it             benefits from local resources and offers social, fitness, and            educational services in return.
                                 Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live
           Middleton, WI tops the magazine's list. Top Illinois place is Lisle,            which comes in at #20.
                                 Anti-Incentive Law Brings Mixed Reactions 
           Arizona's Janet Napolitano has signed an "anti-incentive" bill, to            ease competition for development between two municipalities.
           The Arizona Republic, July 4, 2007.                                     
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                                                                                                                                  Regional Water Supply Planning Group.              
             July 25,2007
             Harris Bank & MCIC sponsored forum and panel discussion: Income              Diversity in Chicago Neighborhoods                                       
             July 26, 2007
                                                    Women              in Planning & Development Drinks                                                                  5:30pm-7:30pm at Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N Damen                                                                                
                                       August 1-3, 2007
                          Green City Summer Institute. This three day program, part of              Northwestern University ’s School of Continuing Studies.
                                                                                           August 8-11, 2007
             The Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American              Planning Association will hold its                                                                                            2007 Division Conference in Gary, IN.              
                                                                              August 17,  2007
             Chicago Metro Section event:                          Planner's Toolbox: Development Review 101
                                                    August 30, 2007
                                                    Women              in Planning & Development Drinks 5:30pm-7:30pm at Park              Grill, 11 N Michigan 
                                                    September 6, 2007
                                                    Women              in Planning & Development 15th Anniversary Celebration Speaker              Pat Dowell at Congress Lounge
                                                    September 7-9, 2007
                                                                 Cultural Landscapes/Cultural Towns - The 3rd International              Symposium on Timeless design principles              
                                                    September 20, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event: Chicago Central Area Plan &              Architectural River Tour
                                                                                                        September 24-25, 2007
             Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
                          October 2-6, 2007
                       National              Preservation Conference
                                                                                    October 10-12, 2007
                                                                                       ILAPA              State Conference
                                                                                       October 31 - November 2, 2007
                                                                                       2007 Upper Midwest APA Conference
                                                                                    March 5-7, 2008
                           Regional Equity ’08                           
                                March 6-7, 2008
              2008              Planning Institute. 
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             Transportation Project Manager - DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, Oakbrook, IL
             Economic Dev. Coordinator - City of Des Plaines, IL
             Planner - areté 3, Tinley Park, IL & Chicago, IL
             Assistant Planner - Village of Romeoville, IL
             Community Dev. Director - Village of Bensenville, IL
             Asst. Professor - The University of Wisconsin, River Falls
             Community Planner - City of Naperville, IL
             Associate Planner - Village of Gurnee, IL
             Senior GIS Planner/Analyst              - Southwestern Illinois RC&D, Inc.,             Mascoutah, IL
             Planning & Zoning Intern - Kendall County, IL
             Senior Planner - Kendall County, IL
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