[ApaIllinois] Sept/Oct Illinois Chapter News BLAST!

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                                                                    a                                                       September/October Illinois            Planning News, Edition 87                                                                 Paula Freeze, Editor                                                                                                                                                     
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           The 2007 Upper Midwest Four State Conference will be held October 31st            to November 2nd in Dubuque, Iowa. Browse through the program            here.
           In this newsletter, there is plenty of news from around the U.S. and            state. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out the            calendar and job postings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                         The Conservation Approach to Residential Development
           by Chris Lannert, AICP & Greg Stevens
           Homeowners are beginning to realize the benefits of a natural            landscape.                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                   Planning & the 11-Introduction Rule
           by Iris Patten
           An article from a student in Florida reminds us all of the value of            getting to know a community.                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                   On-Line Planning Education Program Designed for Working Professionals
           by           Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP
           Ohio State University now offers a planning education at a distance            for busy professionals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   President's Column
     by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, APA-IL President
               Legislative Update
     by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Committee Chair
                     Illinois State Section Update
     by Kimberley Smith, AICP, ISS Asst. Director
                     2007 APA-IL State Conference Update
     by      Craig Hullinger & Ben Vyverberg, Conference Co-chairs                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supply of lots for new homes            rises in Chicago area
           “It is likely that we will have to wait until 2008 to see any progress            in the new home market in Chicago.”
           Crain's, August 3, 2007
                                 Windmill idea generates worry over noise, blight
           Hanover Park Trustees are fighting the Keeneyville School District            over the installation of a windmill at one of their schools. It is            projected to cost $2M and save the school district $8M over 30 years.
           Chicago Tribune, August 20, 2007
                                 Waukegan eyes artist colony
           City is in talks with Artspace to create affordable rentable space for            artists to live and work.
           Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2007
                                            The Downside of Diversity
           A study out of Harvard found that diversity actually decreases civic            engagement. With greater diversity, fewer people vote, volunteer less,            and give less to charity.
           The Boston Globe, August 4, 2007
                                 Divorcing Gary is hard to do
           The Miller community, on the outskirts of Gary, is looking at breaking            away from Gary, IN.
           Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2007
                                 Should the landscape at the Arch change?
           What role should the Arch play in reinventing the riverfront?
           STLtoday.com, September 2, 2007
           Discover Kauai
           A "Michael Moore" type take on planning problems in paradise.
           YouTube.com, July 11, 2007
                                 A Green Living 
           "As public awareness of global warming grows, companies are scrambling            to put in place greener practices, to present themselves as more            eco-friendly and to develop products and services to fill a new demand            for all things green. The phenomenon is creating jobs in fields like            urban planning, carbon trading, green building and environmental            consulting."
           Newsweek, July 26,2007
                                 Brookings Institute's Census Plus Debuts 
           Census Plus, supported by Living Cities, is an interactive web            application that provides up-to-date demographic, social, economic,            and housing data compiled by the  Census Bureau from Census 2000            and the American Community Survey. Users can generate comparative            rankings on more than 100 key indicators for the 100 largest U.S.            cities, counties, and metropolitan areas, and all 50 states.
           Census            Plus
           Census Plus is a tool for accessing up-to-date demographic, social,            economic, and housing data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. It            provides comparative rankings through 2005 on over 100 key indicators            for the 100 largest U.S. cities, counties, and metro areas, and all 50            states.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For more details, visit the              APA-IL Calendar
             September 17-18, 2007
             2007 Ohio Conference on Freight; Toledo, Ohio.
             September 19, 2007
             Green              Town: The Future of Community
             September 19, 2007
             Transportation for Illinois Coalition’s Annual Meeting
             September 20, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event:             Chicago Central Area Plan &              Architectural River Tour
             September 20, 2007
                          The Micro Revolution: Neighbors Making a Difference
             September 21, 2007
             Fall AICP Review Session, held by PlanningPrep
             September 24-25, 2007
                          Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
             September 27, 2007
                       Women              in Planning & Development Drinks
             September 27, 2007
                       Illinois Real Estate Journal                                    Land Development Conference and Golf Tournament 
             September 27-October 31, 2007
             UIC's Leadership              Ethics for Nonprofit Professionals
             September 28. 2007
             CNU Illinois First Annual Statewide Conference
             October 2-4, 2007
             11th Biennial Governor’s Conference on the Management of the              Illinois River System
             October 2-6, 2007
                       National              Preservation Conference
             October 5, 2007
             ISS Fall Citizen Planners Workshop             "Planning for an Aging Population"
             October 10-12, 2007
             ILAPA              State Conference. Register                          here.
             October 16-17, 2007
                           The Big Deal: National Brownfield Association’s Brownfields 2007              Conference
    October 18-19, 2007
              CLE International’s Land Use Law Conference
    October 19, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section's 2008 Planning Meeting. To be held at CMAP.
    October 24, 2007
                  Citizen Planner Training Workshop. Collinsville, IL.
    October 24, 2007
              WP+D 15th Anniversary Celebration with Alderman Pat Dowell
    October 26, 2007
             The State of Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council 2nd              Annual Sustainable Cities Symposium
             October 26-27, 2007 
                          Equality of Access in Campus Environments: Weaving a New Philosophy              into Campus Planning
                          October 31 - November 2, 2007
             2007 Upper Midwest APA Conference
    November 1, 2007
             APA's  L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design
             November 6, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event: Get Connected: Relationship between              Planning & Energy
             November 7-9, 2007
    Missouri              Chapter State Conference
             November 7-9, 2007
                          Greenbuild 2007 International Conference and Expo
             March 5-7, 2008
                          Regional Equity ’08
             June 1-5, 2008
             46th              International Making Cities Livable Conference                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Senior Planner - Kendall County, IL
             Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development Agent - Pierce County, WI
             Land Development Manager - City of Champaign, IL
             Planner II - City of Champaign, IL
             Senior Planner - City of Des Plaines, IL
             Senior Associate - Houseal Lavigne              Association, Naperville, IL
             Associate Planner - Houseal Lavigne Association,              Naperville, IL
             Planner II - Elk Grove Park District - Elk Grove, IL
             Community Development Director - Village of Elburn, IL
             Planner & Senior Planner - Village of Hoffman Estates, IL
             Senior Planner - United City of Yorkville, IL
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