[ApaIllinois] July/August APA-IL News BLAST!
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Wed Jul 18 22:10:17 CDT 2007
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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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INVITATION TO EXHIBIT &
CALL FOR PAPERS
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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Notice anything different? Why that's a new Chapter logo! APA has undergone a "branding effort" to provide a consistent and clear identity for the organization. The marketing and and design firm that was hired has developed new color schemes, a standardized font and logos for each of the state chapters. As a part of this effort, we are no longer referring to ourselves as ILAPA. Our chapter's new acronym is APA-IL. At this point, our web address will not change. You will still be able to find us at www.ilapa.org. See you there.
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.
APA-IL Forum Kicks-Off
The APA-IL Forum has moved off of the Listserv to Yahoo! Groups. This move occurred because of the great success we have had on the listserv! You can sign-up with the new APA-IL Forum by sending an e-mail to: apailforum-subscribe at yahoogroups.com or visit: groups.yahoo.com/group/apailforum/. In order to receive Forum e-mails, it is strongly recommended that you include "[apailforum]" in your spam filters. This will always be contained in the subject of any message sent from the Forum. If you have been having problems or have any comments - please contact the editor at ilapa.org.
Chicagos 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.
Regional Water Supply Planning Group.
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.
Community Planner - North Central IL Council of Governments, Princeton, IL
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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