[ApaIllinois] March/April Edition of the ILAPA News BLAST!

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                          Illinois State Section April Event                          
                                                                 Wading in the T.I.D.E.
             Applying Michigan’s Cool Cities Principals 
             Talent, Innovation, Diversity and Environment to an Illinois Landscape
             SAVE THE DATE! 
             April 26 & 27, 2007 
             Rock Island, Illinois
             For more information, click                          here or call City of Rock Island Planning & Redevelopment Division at 309.732.2900 or email planning at rigov.org.
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                                                Apply for Economic Development Award 
                                                    Each year, APA's Economic Development Division              presents a $1,000 award to one community for excellence in an              economic development plan or project. Submit your entry by March 1.              For more information, click                          here.
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           In our continuing series of articles on 2006 ILAPA award winners, the            Village of Libertyville offers a glimpse into their Comprehensive Plan            that won a silver award in a Plan Category. In another article, The            Village of Bartlett talks about the development of their successful            business park. Finally, the Small Town and Rural Planning Division who            they and and what their mission is.
           In February, AICP revised its Certification Maintenance taking into            consideration all the comments they received. Once again, everyone is            being asked to review                      this revised proposal and provide comments. Please read Karen's             President's Column for more information.
           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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                         Village of Libertyville Comprehensive Plan
           by John Spoden, AICP
           2006 ILAPA Silver Award in a Plan Category. A thoughtful comprehensive            plan that truly embraced resident insights to guide the long-range            future of the Libertyville community .                                                                                                      
                                                                                   Brewster Creek Business Park
           by Tony Fraden
           An excellent example of long range planning: a redevelopment agreement            made 8 years ago pays-off by providing a tax base, good paying jobs,            and a strong daytime population  helping bolster Bartlett’s economy            for the long-term.                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                   Join the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of APA - Be a STaR!
           by Paul Bednar, AICP
           STaR is a  group of rural and small town planners,            citizen planners, and professionals dedicated to wellbeing of North America's non-metro            areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    President's Column
     Karen Stonehouse, AICP, ILAPA  President
                           Legislative Update
     Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Chair
     A review of two bills: Municipal Annexations and Design Review Ordinances
                     Illinois State Section Report
     Rob Kowalski, AICP, ISS Director
     Wading the TIDE and a revamp of Regional Coordinators
                     ILAPA Forum Questions & Answers
     Three questions and all the responses you could ask for: revised staff      reports, downtown zoning and web based zoning maps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Residential Conversions Revitalize River Town
           (Alton, IL) Baby boomers and empty nesters are looking to get back to            the small town they grew up with - and they're causing a housing boom.
           New York Times, January 21, 2007
                                 Public housing shortage is cited: Demand in Illinois is double supply,            according to study
           63,810 families live inside government apartments around the state but            65,000 additional families are seeking to enter the system. Nearly            53,000 families in Illinois are waiting for Section 8.
           Chicago Tribune, January 22, 2007
                                 Only Mixed-Use TIFs Raise Home Values, Study Confirms 
           “If the TIF supports only industrial and commercial uses, nearby            housing appreciates less than housing farther from the district." Many            of           Chicago's TIFs are on land in rapidly appreciating neighborhoods like            the Loop, Clybourn Corridor and Uptown.
           University of Illinois - Chicago
                                 'Lifestyle centers' looking to locals
           "Shopping centers are increasingly going up in infill locations, and            they're being forced to look for a different set of tenants because            the big retail names have grown too close together."
           Crain's, February 2007
                                 Plans for Aurora get more ambitious
           Three major projects are set to revive Aurora's downtown.
           Crain's, February 2007
                                 We’re Talkin’ ’Bout a Rail-volution
           A report on the recent Rail-volution conference.
           Conscious Choice, February 2007
                                 “Gold Collar: How State Job Subsidies in the Chicago Region Favor            Affluent Suburbs” This Good Jobs First report           identifies $1.2 billion in Illinois state subsidies awarded to companies            from 1990-2004. Researchers found that much of the state-sponsored economic            development is happening at the fringe of communities despite the            greater need for investment in urban cores.
                                 College Sustainability Report Card
           The Sustainable Endowments Institute graded 100 colleges on 26            indicators, the University of Chicago received a D+, Northwestern            received a C+,           University of Illinois received a C.
                                            This Remaking of Downtown Has Downside
           Madison, WI got just what it asked for, a successful, redeveloped            downtown. Now that big city problems on on the rise, the City is            looking for ways to tone down their success. 
           New York Times, January 1, 2007
                                 Freeways' tainted air harms children's lungs, experts say
           The 13-year study of more than 3,600 children in 12 Central and            Southern California communities found that the damage from living            within 500 yards of a freeway is about the same as living in            communities with the highest pollution levels. When planning new            schools and new housing developments this should be taken into            account.
           LA Times, January 26, 2007
                      Group trying to preserve old Sixth Ward character posts front-porch            testimonials on YouTube.com
           Preservationists are trying to protect a neighborhood's historic            character and turn to the internet to do it.
           Houston Chronicle, Jan 10 2007
                                 Benefiting from a Cover Up
           U.S. cities are increasingly utilizing below-grade freeway to cover            with parkland. Some 20 highway-deck parks are already open, with more            in the pipeline. 
           Jan 10 2007 -- Governing
                                 Rural Colleges Seek New Edge and Urbanize
           Small colleges that lack an urban environment and making one for            themselves.
           New York Times, February 7, 2007
                                 Making the Return Trip: Elderly Head Back North
           Most elderly retire and move to warmer climates. After health            deteriorates or a partner dies, many elderly move back north so their            children can take care of them.
           New York Times, Feb 26, 2007
                                 Study: Locations motivate older walkers
           What gets older people walking? It isn't open space, it's destinations            to socialize within a 1/2 mi of their home.
           SustainLane -            Government Knowledge Database
           Our open-source knowledge with more than 75 best practice documents            and a secure directory of participating government officials from over            180 cities, counties and states.
                Capital Budgeting and Finance: A Guide for Local Governments 
           This document focuses            on capital projects and lays out all the steps. It’s the 'how-to' book on            capital budgeting that every finance and planning manager in small- to            medium- size local government must have.                                                
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             March 8, 2007
             Application deadline for             US              EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance.              
                                                                                           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."
                                                    March 14, 2007
             Join Chicago's Women in Planning and Development (WP+D) for an              intimate discussion with Cindy Holler.
                                                                                           March 15, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event: Changing Demographics & Implications              for Planners. Begins at 9:00 a.m., to be held at CMAP's offices in              Chicago. Click                                                     here              for more information.
                                                                                           March 15, 2007
             MPC              roundtable,                           Streets              as Places
             March 16,              2007
             Planningprep AICP review session. Sponsored by ILAPA.                          For more information click here.
                                                                                           March 16, 2007
             University of Illinois at Chicago,             Urban Planning and Policy Summer Internship Fair.              
                                                                                           March 18-20, 2007
                          IEDC's 2007 Federal Economic Development Forum
                                                                                           April 3, 2007
             Deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 6th              annual National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
                                                                                                        April 14-18, 2007
                                                                                                               APA National Planning Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
                                      April 26-27, 2007
             Illinois State Section Conference in Rock Island, IL.                                                    For more              information click here.
                                                    May 7-21, 2007
             May AICP Exam testing. For more information go to the              ILAPA AICP Certification website                                                                 here.
                    May 30-June 2, 2007
                                                    2007 Planner's Network              Conference. To be held in New Orleans, LA.
                                       June 1, 2007
             Transport Chicago 2007
                                     October 2-6, 2007
                                                   National              Preservation Conference                          
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                                       Planner I or Planner II - Village of Palatine, IL
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