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SAVE THE DATE!!
2007 ILAPA STATE CONFERENCE
Oct 10-12, 2007
More information will be delivered via the ILAPA listserv and on the conference website: http://www.ilapa.org/conf2007.html
UIC Great Cities Institute
Online Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program
The Office of Professional Education at the Great Cities Institute is pleased to announce the launch of our newest course in the Online Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program: Successful Program Planning and Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations. Class runs from May 17th-June 20th and the registration deadline is May 7th. For more information on this course, or to register, please visit our website.
AICP Commission is Soliciting Comments
The AICP Commission is soliciting comments on proposed changes to Section 2 of the AICP bylaws regarding certification maintenance. The Commission will consider the comments after the 30-day public comment period has ended. If the changes are approved, they will take effect immediately. Please send your comments to AICPbylaws at planning.org by May 26.
Nominate 2008 AICP Fellows
Do you know an AICP member who has made outstanding contributions to the planning profession over an extended period of time? Nominate this stellar planner for membership in the AICP College of Fellows, Class of 2008. Nomination guidelines are now available. Submit nominations by October 23, 2007.
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!
Moving Onward and Upward
The Lannert Group of Geneva, Illinois is proud to announce the addition of Richard (Rick) G. Vasilopulos, ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect/Project Manager to its staff.
CPD Credits Available for 1996 ILAPA Four-State Conference
The CPD credits for the 1996 ILAPA Four-State Conference have been posted. To add new credits, visit the CPD website and the conference is under APA Chapters, Upper Midwest Region 4-State Conference 2006.
Did You Know?
CHICAGO - It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
CHICAGO - It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
Northeast Illinois Public Transit Survey
The Illinois Public Interest Research Group is trying to learn what people think of public transt in Northeast Illinois. Take the survey and help them out.
Advertise your business with us!
Advertise your business in an upcoming News BLAST! and/or on the ILAPA website. Contact Michael Jacobs at treasurer at ilapa.org or visit our website for instructions and rates.
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Be sure to save the date for the 2007 ILAPA State Conference, October 10-12, 2007. The conference will be held in Peoria, Illinois. Visit the conference website for more information: http://www.ilapa.org/conf2007.html.
On April 13, 2007, the AICP Commission approved a plan for Certification Maintenance for all AICP members. This will require AICP members to complete continuing education sessions & courses to maintain certification. The program requires that AICP members earn 32 credits for each 2 year period. The first period will begin January 1, 2008 but any credits earned after April 13, 2007 will count for the 2008-09 period. Other restrictions and requirements apply. To find out the newest information available on Certification Maintenance and how to log your hours, visit: http://www.planning.org/certification/maintenance.htm. Please keep in mind that this is a new program, APA is still working out all the details.
Certification Maintenance credits for the 2006 ILAPA Four-State Conference have been posted. To add these credits, visit the CPD website and the conference is under APA Chapters, Upper Midwest Region 4-State Conference 2006. If you do not log these credits in the old CPD log system, please maintain a paper log of the courses you took. The online logging system will be inaccessible from May 22, 2007, to around August 1, 2007.
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. Don't miss Karen's President's Column, she's got lots of good information to pass along.
Logan Square Open Space Plan
by Kathy Dickhut
Chicago's Logan Square Community area had a desperate need for open space. The City's answer was to incorporate a large amount of community input into a plan detailing the creative use of transportation corridors. Read more about the progress that's been made since this plan's publication. This plan won the ILAPA 2006 Silver Award.
2007 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois
by Landmarks Illinois
Read detailed descriptions about Illinois' Ten Most Endangered Historic Places for 2007 - is YOUR community on the list? President's Column
by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, ILAPA President
by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Chair
Chicago Metro Section Report
by Allison Laff, AICP, CMS President
Illinois State Section Report
by Kim Smith, AICP, Asst Director & Regional Coordinator
2007 ILAPA State Conference
by Craig Hullinger, Conference Co-chair
ILAPA Forum Questions & Answers Subdivision to be at one with nature
ELGIN, IL - 40-acre wooded site in Elgin, IL will include 48 single-family homes and 17 detached town homes that use low-level lighting, geothermal heating and cooling systems and energy-efficient windows, among other energy-saving features
Chicago Tribune, March 17, 2007
At Housing Project, Both Fear and Renewal
CHICAGO, IL - Only 30%, 2,270, of the new housing promised to displaced Chicago Public Housing residents have been built. There are 15,000 displaced families and another 90,000 people from the general public waiting.
New York Times, March 18, 2007
Kendall 2nd-fastest growing county in U.S. since 2000
KENDALL COUNTY, IL - Population up 61.7%, Census Bureau says; Will increases by almost 166,000
Chicago Crain's, March 22, 2007
Ikea plans distribution center in Joliet
JOLIET, IL - The retailers new Joliet distribution center is to employ about 150 people when the 1st phase opens in spring 2009 at about 650,000 sq. ft. with the potential to expand to 1.4M sq. ft.
Chicago Crain's, March 21, 2007
3D view of proposed skyscraper released
CHICAGO, IL - See the proposed 150-story condominium, the Chicago Spire, from nearly every exterior angle.
Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2007
Venture One bets on Rockford site
ROCKFORD, IL - Despite Rockford's loss of manufacturing jobs, plans for the area's largest industrial park in at least 30 years are moving forward.
Chicago Crain's, March, 2007
Senior zoning becomes a trend; Several other areas follow Cobb's lead
ATLANTA, GA - Zones cater to older residents: low-maintenance homes, tiny yards and close neighbors.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 15, 2007
Google Turns to Users for Online Maps
Google Map users will now be able to create personalized maps such as patterns in the 2004 presidential election.
Chicago Tribune, April 5, 2007
Economic Benefits of Land Conservation
This document presents quantitative and authoritative research on the economic benefits land conservation can bring to communities.
Green Values Stormwater Toolbox
The Center for Neighborhood Technology provides in-depth, technical information on stormwater management, including the Green Values Stormwater Calculator.
An alternative to eminent domain
This new Lincoln Institute publication examines an alternative when assembling parcels for a redevelopment project: land readjustment.
Planetizen's Top 10 Planning Websites for 2007
For details and more events, click here
May 9, 2007
Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop: "Working with Municipal Staff, Board Members and Elected Officials to Support Comprehensive Plans."
May 17, 2007
Chicago Metro Section event: Design Review Trends: Commercial Standards That Work! Des Plaines, IL. Click here for more information.
May 20-23, 2007
GIS in Public Health Conference, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, New Orleans; www.urisa.org.
May 23, 2007
APA 2006-2007 Audio/Web Conference Training Series Inclusionary Housing
May 30-June 2, 2007
2007 Planner's Network Conference. To be held in New Orleans, LA.
June 1, 2007
Transport Chicago 2007
June 5, 2007
Chicago Metro Section event: Conservation Easements in Developments. To be held at the Lyman Woods Forest Preserve at 12:30p.m.
June 14-16, 2007
The 26th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference
June 27, 2007
APA 2006-2007 Audio/Web Conference Training Series Planning Law Review
July 18, 2007
Chicago Metro Section event: Are you Prepared? They Werent (Disaster Mitigation). to be held at Hanover Park F.S. #1 at 10 a.m.
October 2-6, 2007
National Preservation Conference
October 10-12, 2007
ILAPA State Conference. Peoria, IL.
October 31 - November 2, 2007
2007 Upper Midwest APA Conference. Dubuque, IA.
Principal City Planner - City of Minneapolis, MN
Project Manager & Senior Associate - Kendig Keast Collaborative, Chicago, IL & Sugar Land, TX
Economic Development Director - Galesburg, IL
Executive Director - Wauwatosa Economic Development Corporation, Wauwatosa, WI
Director of Planning - Village of Tinley Park, IL
Planner II - City of Urbana, IL
Senior Planner - United City of Yorkville, IL
Urban Designers/Land Planners/Landscape Architects - The Lakota Group, Chicago, IL
Planning Intern - Village of Glen Ellyn, IL
Economic Development Manager - City of Elmhurst, IL
Executive Director - CUPPAD Regional Commission, Escanaba, MI
Planner - Village of Roselle, IL
Planning & Zoning Officer - Winnebago County, IL
Neighborhood Programs Manager - City of Champaign, IL
Community Planner - North Central Illinois Council of Governments, Princeton, IL
Planning Studio Manager - HNTB Corp, Chicago, IL
ILAPA News BLAST!
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