[ApaIllinois] APA-IL News BLAST! Edition 99
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News BLAST! Edition 99
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2010 Transit Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced
the release of application guidance for the
Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) totaling an estimated $253
million—funds for state, local, and territorial governments and
private sector entities to strengthen the nation's transportation
infrastructure and protect the traveling public from acts of
terrorism and other major disasters. Applications for the TSGP
programs are due February 18, 2010.
FREE CM CREDITS!!
APA-IL has recently partnered with several other APA chapters in order
to bring you a series of FREE CM
credits. These webinars
are filling up fast! Please visit
http://www.utah-apa.org/webcasts.htm for the 2010 schedule
including a session summary, instructor, date, time, and sponsoring
chapter. New sessions have been added!
Calendar of Events
a calendar of events
Happy New Year!
It's the 99th Edition - can you
believe how time flies?
APA-IL is busy getting ready for its 100th Edition. If you have any
old newsletters in the back of your file cabinet, we'd like to have
them! If you have old pictures from past conferences, send them to
editor at ilapa.org!
We're hoping that the 100th Edition will bring a few laughs and lots
of memories back.
The new year also brings changes online. First, a crisp new look to the newsletter! Our website now offers
links to our social
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Four Miles: Completing Chicago's Lakefront
by Joanne Bauer
A conceptual plan that envisions a continuous lakefront from Indiana
to Evanston, IL.
APA-IL's 2010 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.
Ridge's Uptown Redevelopment
by Carrie Davis, AICP
This redevelopment project is a successful TOD containing a mix of residential
and retail that has sparked new
investments and a renewed interest in
Uptown. APA-IL's 2008
by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, President APA-IL
Notes on the future of the planning profession.
Legislative Committee Update
by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Committee Chair
Looking back on 2010.
State Section Update
by Phil Dick, AICP, ISS Asst. Director
2010 ISS State Conference Mar. 25 & 26!
APA-IL's Young Planners Group
by Valbona Kokoshi, APA-IL YPG's Co-Chair
by Valbona Kokoshi, APA Student Rep.
2010 APA-IL State Conference –
Save the Date
September 22-24, 2010
The APA-IL State Conference is a premier educational event for
planners in Illinois. This year's conference will offer 30 different
sessions and mobile workshops, and will take place at the new Marriott
Bloomington-Normal Hotel and Conference Center in Uptown Normal, IL.
For more information and registration information, watch
or contact Mercy Davison, Planner, Town of Normal at (309) 454-9590,
mdavison at normal.org.
Not sure what regions are? Not sure what region you're in? Visit the
CHICAGO METRO SECTION
Data. Our Second City
Aired on NPR's All Things Considered on 1/1/2010 - An essay on how
data is becoming part of the urban fabric.
IBM's A Smarter Planet Blog, December 29, 2010
Michael Jackson memorial project plans expand in Gary, IN
Is this Michael Jackson memorial a-la Dollywood?
Chicago Tribune, January 1, 2010
Cook County rewards suburban communities with more than $12M
The funding enables collaborative approach to redevelopment in areas
hardest hit by foreclosures.
MPC, November 6, 2010
City needs plan to help older neighborhoods
Springfield Alderman Gail Simpson has promised to vote against any annexation west of the
city until her eastern ward and other older neighborhoods get their
share of growth
The State Journal Register, December 15, 2010
Planning Issues of 2010
Planetizen, December 31, 2010
Top 10 Infrastructure Stores of the Decade
Infrastructurist, December 29, 2010
CycleTracks iPhone App Tells San Francisco TA Where Bike Paths Should
"CycleTracks uses your iPhone's GPS support to record your bicycle
trips, display maps of your rides, and help transportation planners
make San Francisco a better place to bike.
Treehugger, November 19, 2010
The car park as a way of life
An unconventional mix of parking, retail and public space in Miami.
Financial Times, December 18, 2010
Car showrooms are reborn as places to play, learn
Nicer auto showrooms are not being bulldozed and finding a second
Gazette Times, December 27, 2010
Investors see farms as way to grow Detroit
"Acres of vacant land are eyed for urban agriculture under an
ambitious plan that aims to turn the struggling Rust Belt city into a
LA Times, December 27, 2010
Preservation Groups Find Bargains in Housing Bust
A silver lining to the credit crisis - a second chance at land once
designated for development.
New York Times, December 31, 2010
For Some in Japan, Home Is a Tiny Plastic Bunk
At 5'x6 1/2' it was originally created for those that missed their
train, now the jobless in Tokyo make this their home.
New York Times, January 1, 2010
No jobs posted at this time...
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