[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 world’s 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 plans—no 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
                          Las Vegas
             April 27 — May 1, 2008            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information, check out the APA-IL              calendar
             November 27, 2007
                          CMAP’s 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. 
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             Village of Orland Park, IL
             Staff Planner
             Village of Itasca, IL
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             Highland Park Illinois Community Land Trust
             Senior Planner
             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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