[ApaIllinois] November/December APA-IL News BLAST!
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a November/December Illinois Planning News, Edition 88 Paula Freeze, Editor
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Thank you for making the 2007 APA-IL State Conference a great success! Over 200 people attended the conference in beautiful Peoria, Illinois on October 10-12, 2007. Be sure to check the conference website for photos and conference presentations. A big thank you to our co-chairs Craig Hullinger & Ben Vyverberg and 2007 conference committee
APA has created a FAQ of answers to the most commonly asked questions that they have received since the launch of the online Continuing Maintenance (CM) logging system. The FAW is available on the APA-IL website: here.
Be sure to click on Karen's column to catch a glimpse of a fall full of APA events. There is plenty of news below from around the U.S. and state. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out the calendar and job postings.
Naperville's Toolkit for Successful Redevelopment
by Suzanne Thorsen
A step-by-step guide to infill and redevelopment in Naperville, IL. The toolkit received the 2007 APA-IL Honorable Mention in the category of Public Education.
What the Heck are APA Divisions anyway?
by Dale Powers, AICP
Why should YOU join a division and what are they anyway?
More Online Education Opportunities for Planning Professionals
by Paula Freeze
How can an AICP find ways to earn CM credits when they are short on time and money? Look online! President's Column
by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, APA-IL President
2007 Market Facts
Crain's video on commuting, demographics and the environment for the Chicagoland area.
City is called a great place for retirement
U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Geneva, IL as one of the top 20 places to retire in the U.S.
Chicago Tribune, October 5, 2007
State to hold talks on expanding roadway to O'Hare
Two dozen municipalities began talks on extending the eastern portion of the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.
Chicago Tribune, October 1, 2007
Microsoft plans massive data center here
"$500-million Northlake facility will be key in battle with Google"
Crain's, November 5, 2007
In Farm Belt, Ethanol Plants Hit Resistance
Small towns in the Midwest are no longer an "easy sell" when it comes to ethanol plants. Residents are aware of the down side to having one move in.
New York Times, November 13, 2007
Meet the anti-planner
Economist Randal O-Toole believes all government planning is bad and it always does more harm than good. He believes planners have no incentive to try and find the "right" plan but oversimplify cities and rely on trends.
Pittsburch Tribune-Review, November 3, 2007
Mayors, Looking to Cities Future, Are Told It Must Be Colored Green
"Part pep rally, part policy discussion, the conference presented two main themes: the federal government must do more than the Bush administration has done to fight global warming; and in the meantime, cities must take up the slack."
New York Times, November 4, 2007
THE TOP TOWNS FOR ADVENTURE
National Geographic Adventure has released a guide to the top adventure towns in the U.S. Their lists includes best small towns, cities, mountain towns, coastal towns, and others. #1 Top Cities: Chicago
National Geographic Adventure, August 16, 2007
Nation's School Districts Behind the Curve in School Site Planning
Despite the Council of Educational Facility Planners International reformulating their school siting recommendations four years ago and joined the EPA's Community, Development and Environment Division, many school district and town officials still use old acreage formulas and prefer to build costly new mega-schools farther away rather than renovate some that have long doubled as sociocultural centers.
The School Building Association
More Than 60,000 Los Angeles Students at Risk from Tailpipe Emissions
"Though a 2003 state law prohibits siting new schools within 500 feet of highways and numerous studies document the impact of constant tailpipe emissions on children's lungs more than 60,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students breathed such extra-polluted air around some 70 of its schools last year, while the district was building another five and planned two more in similar proximity to high-traffic roads, including one just 90 feet away."
Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2007
Driving to Green Buildings: The Transportation Energy Intensity of Buildings
The worlds first LEED Platinum building is located about ten miles from the Foundation's old building, and the extra energy used for employees to travel there negates any of the energy-saving of the physical building. This concept is called Transportation Energy Intensity, and it is an index that developers should be considering in their plansno matter how green the structure.
Environmental Building News, September 2007
"En-Suite" Parking, for the Discerning Antisocial Urbanite
"Residents can enter and exit their apartments without coming into contact with another human soul."
Streetsblog, October 8, 2007
In Portland, cultivating a culture of two wheels
Efforts to expand cycling in the 1990's has had an unintended outcome - a bike industry.
New York Times, November 5, 2007
APA's 100th NATIONAL CONFERENCE
2008 National Conference
April 27 May 1, 2008
For more information, check out the APA-IL calendar
November 27, 2007
CMAPs Regional Water Supply Planning Group Meeting
November 29, 2007
Women in Planning & Development Drinks
November 30, 2007
Making Conservation Developments Work. Openlands is presenting a half-day workshop on creating conservation developments that incorporate thorough protection and management of natural areas.
November 30, 2007
"Seal the Deal". An economic development workshop sponsored by the Chicago Metro Section.
December 3-6, 2007
Emergency Management Institute Floodplain Management Courses
December 4, 2007
Highway Safety Improvement Program Funding Proposal Workshop
December 5, 2007
Chaddick Technical Workshop: Sharing the Vision: Innovative Techniques to Communicate Development Regulations and Manage the Approvals Process; Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University
December 9-12, 2007
Mid America Trails & Greenways Conference
December 11, 2007
CMAP's Climate Change summit: "Creating a Regional Agenda to Address Climate Change."
December 13, 2007
Women in Planning & Development Holiday Party
December 14, 2007
Chicago Metro Section event: Regional Holiday Party for Planners, to be held at CMAP (Chicago)
December 27, 2007
Women in Planning & Development Drinks
January 16, 2008
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 2008 Environmental Workshops.
Senior Planner or Principal Planner
The Springfield Sangamon County (IL) Regional Planning Commission
DeKalb County (IL) Economic Development Corporation
Senior Community Planner
Lancaster County, PA
Deputy Director of Economic Development
Village of Antioch, IL
Community Development Director
Village of Matteson, IL
Village of Orland Park, IL
Village of Itasca, IL
Highland Park Illinois Community Land Trust
Kendall County, IL
CMAP Regional Comprehensive Plan Survey
As part of CMAP's efforts to develop a Regional Comprehensive Plan for northeastern Illinois, a survey is being conducted to gather feedback on vision statements. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is open for anyone to take, but, at this point, CMAP is looking specifically for input from our planning partners - local governments, transportation agencies, civic organizations, and other groups.
Please take this survey yourself and encourage other staff at your organization to do so.
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