[ApaIllinois] APA-IL NewsBLAST! - Edition 91
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a Illinois Planning News, Edition 91 Paula Freeze, Editor
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Here's you chance to tell a bunch of planners where to get off
(the CTA, that is....)
UIC is soliciting suggestions from planners here in town for good places to eat, visit, go have fun, for participants in the ACSP/AESOP Joint Congress next month. Please help us out by taking the survey.
Proclaim National Community
Have your mayor, town manager or governor declare October National Community Planning Month. A sample proclamation is now available on the APA website. Share your proclamation by e-mailing a scanned copy of the proclamation and photos of its signing to ncpm at planning.org for posting on the National Community Planning Month events page.
UIC's Senior Capstone Program is looking for projects for the 2008-2009 academic year. Click here to read more.
2008 Upper Midwest Conference
"Planning for Sustainability"
September 18-19, 2008
Hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association.
For more information, visit:
Acronym of the Month
"CAVE people Citizens Against Virtually Everything"
- McDonald's Chief Executive
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SAVE THE DATE: The 2008 APA-IL State Conference will be held October 29-31st and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Champaign, IL. More information regarding the program and registration will be forthcoming.
Congratulations to Mike Blue, FAICP and Elizabeth Tyler, FAICP on their induction into the AICP College of Fellows.
2008 Awards Nomination Form is now available on the APA-IL Awards website.
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.
Riverside Residential Districts Zoning Ordinance
by Arista Strungys
The Village of Riverside received the Gold Award for its Residential Districts Zoning Ordinance. The Village created a hybrid zoning ordinance that incorporated the best of traditional zoning controls with the innovation of form-based controls to create an ordinance that preserved its residential character.
RATS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
by James Considine, AICP and
Gary W. McIntyre
The Rockford Area Transportation Study received the Silver Award The effort of this plan was to connected several of the shared-use path facilities together by an on-street system of either bike lanes / bike routes.
Measuring Urban Green
by Christopher Kowal
"This article describes research that was initiated in the summer of 2006 as a student master's project designed to begin the process of measuring and calculating the financial impacts of urban trees." President's Column
Dates to remember!
by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, Chapter President
Legislative Committee Update
Your help is needed on two pieces of legislation...
by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Committee Chair
UIC's Senior Capstone Program is looking for projects for the 2008-2009 academic year.
by Prof. Valerie Werner, UIC
Not sure what regions are? Not sure what region you're in? Visit the map at: http://www.ilapa.org/sections.html
Eulogy for the Winnebago
"Five-dollar gasoline is...showing most of us that we live in communities whose design is based on the assumption of cheap gasolinebig lots with backyard privacy make for a long drive to the grocery store."
Chicago Tribune, Jun 18, 2008
In need of an oil change
"The economics of housing combined with the lunacies of city planning have left most Americans stranded, miles away from their places of work, their schools, their stores and medical facilities." A look into the future...
Chicago Tribune, Jun 18, 2008
CHICAGO METRO SECTION
City Council approves new home for Children's Museum
Crain's, June 11, 2008
Whats next for Block 37s not-so-super station?
Four possibilities for the future of express service to O'Hare.
Crain's, June 18, 2008
City of Elmhurst Intergovernmental Agreement Recognized for Excellence
The National League of Cities (NLC) recently included Elmhursts Intergovernmental Agreement in the NLC City Practices database. This Agreement allows the City of Elmhurst to provide funding for the local school district and for downtown economic development projects, using revenues from a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. Because of the unique Intergovernmental Agreement with the school district, the City released several parcels from the TIF program. The property tax revenue generated by these parcels is used to bolster the school district, which helped eliminate a previous $1.2 million school district funding deficit. In return, the school district supported the City's extension of the TIF program through the year 2021, originally scheduled to end in 2009.
REGION 1 - Christopher Limas, AICP, Coordinator
'Hub City' keeps chugging along
In the past year, Rochelle has seen more than 270,000 square feet of new industrial and office space, bringing 150 jobs. But with the data centers and expected industrial development, this year will be even bigger. And economic development leaders say Rochelles growth benefits the entire Rock River Valley.
Rockfor Register Star, May 29, 2008
Submitted by: Christopher Limas, City of Rochelle, IL
REGION 5 - Jennifer Howland, Coordinator
Madison County has passed a resolution creating a Storm Water Planning Committee. The Committee is now forming, setting up bylaws and other rules of incorporation under initial operations within the Planning and Development Department and Storm Water Office.
Madison County Planning and Development Department submitted its nomination for an award for the Countys Leadership in Conservation programs with the Trust for the Public Land and the National Association of Counties. They received third in the list of medium sized counties and was recognized in Washington DC during the 2008 NACO legislative conference as a runner-up.
Submitted by: Frank Miles, Madison County, IL
REGION 6 - Rob Keehn, Coordinator
City working on comprehensive plan Web site
"An Internet Web site is expected to be completed by the end of the month which will allow members of the community to weigh in with their comments about the different aspects to be covered in the city's comprehensive plan."
Mt. Vernon Register-News, June 10, 2008
Submitted by: Rob Keehn, City of Carbondale, IL
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) June 11, 2008 -- Six southeastern Illinois counties have been declared state disaster areas, giving them access to state resources in response and recovery efforts.
Governor Rod Blagojevich has deemed Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Jasper and Lawrence counties as disaster areas.
Levee breaks Tuesday flooded portions of Lawrence County near Lawrenceville, inundating a campsite and forcing the evacuations of roughly 200 homes.
The state has personnel and assets that can be mobilized to help local governments with disaster recovery. That includes such things as trucks, heavy equipment and work crews to speed debris removal and assistance with security and other public safety issues.
wifr.com, June 11, 2008
Microsoft e-gov tool free for governments
"Microsoft is making its Citizen Services Platform for creating Web-based electronic government services available to local and regional governments. The platform is available without charge to municipal governments."
Government Computer News, May 7, 2008
Stranded in Suburbia
"In the face of rising oil prices, which have left many Americans stranded in suburbia utterly dependent on their cars, yet having a hard time affording gas its starting to look as if Berlin had the better idea [for development]."
New York Times, May 19, 2008
TV show's focus: 'Greening' Greensburg
"A reality TV producer and actor Leonardo DiCaprio want to film a series about Greensburg's eco-friendly rebuilding efforts." Will be aired on the Discovery Channel.
The Wichita Eagle, July 24, 2008
Visit our calendar of events here. Entitlement Manager, areté 3, Ltd.
Tinley Park, IL
Community, Natural Resource and
Development Agent or Educator
Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Economic Development Coordinator
The City of Mascoutah, IL
The Habitat Company, LLC
City of Oak Forest, IL
Berwyn Development Corporation
Project Manager, Special Programs
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Planner I/GIS Technician
City of Warrenville, IL
Community Development Block Grant Coordinator
McHenry County, IL
Village of Glenview, IL
Urban Planner, Planning and Growth Management
City of Peoria, IL
Transportation, Engineering, and Development Business Group
City of Naperville, IL
Village of Glen Ellyn, IL
Management Analyst or Planner
Village of Palatine, IL
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