[ApaIllinois] March/April Edition of the ILAPA News BLAST!
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The Great Cities Institute at UIC provides practical, hands-on courses via its Online Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Registration is now open for Financial Management and Strategic Management!
Classes begin March 15. Visit our Web site http://cnm.cuppa.uic.edu or call (312) 355-0423 for additional information.
Illinois State Section April Event
Wading in the T.I.D.E.
Applying Michigans 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.
Would you like to get involved in ILAPA? If so, send an e-mail to John Paige, Chapter Administration at admin at ilapa.org with your contact information.
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.
Post Your Resume with APA
Use APA's resume service to create and post an online resume. Keep it up to date so you'll be ready to apply when the perfect job is listed in Jobs Online!
APA Wants Your Best Practices & Energy Strategies
APA and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) are currently looking for planning documents and related publications that address energy issues, to create a collection of best practices that make the connection between energy and planning. Click here for more information
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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 Bartletts 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
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
Were 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. Its the 'how-to' book on capital budgeting that every finance and planning manager in small- to medium- size local government must have.
For details and more events, click here
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
Assistant Planner - Will County, IL
Planner I - City of McHenry, IL
Planner - Village of Orland Park, IL
Planner I- Village of Plainfield, IL
Senior Planner - Kendall County, IL
Planning Director - Village of Mokena, IL
Planner I or Planner II - Village of Palatine, IL
Regional Transportation Planning Coordinator - The Western Illinois Regional Council
Watershed Resource Professional - Lake County, IL
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