[ApaIllinois] APA-IL News BLAST! Edition 100
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News BLAST! Edition 100
Paula Freeze, Editor
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Ty Warner, AICP! Ty has accepted a position as the first Executive
Director of the newly formed Flint Hills Regional Council in the
vicinity of Manhattan, Kansas, home of Kansas State University and
Fort Riley Army Base, about two hours west of Kansas City. Good luck
to Ty and his family as they open a new chapter in their lives!
FREE CM CREDITS!!
APA-IL has partnered with several other APA chapters in order
to bring you a series of FREE CM
credits. These webinars
fill up fast! Please visit
for the 2010 schedule including a session summary, instructor, date,
time, and sponsoring chapter.
MORE FREE CM CREDITS!!
The University of Washington Department of Urban Design and
Planning is offering webcasts of selected class lectures, speakers,
and special events for CM credit. Current selections are from the UW
graduate-level seminar class taught last summer, “Tools for
Sustainable Cities” (9 | CM). The full course includes 8 speakers from the class and
include an interactive web-site and reading list available when you
register. Additional sessions have recently been recorded and are in the
process of obtaining CM credits. Look for information under “AICP Certification Maintenance
(AICP-CM)” on the
UW Urban Design and Planning website.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
www.ilapa.org for a list of upcoming events.
Welcome to the 100th Edition of the APA-IL News! Thank you to all that
have contributed to this newsletter over the past 25+ years!
The APA-IL State Conference will be held September 22-24, 2010. 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.
for Green Infrastructure
by "Pete" Pointner, FAICP, ALA, ITE
Planners cannot act alone nor ignore factors outside of their
specialty to build sustainable communities. Also learn what APA is
doing to assist this conversation.
Wikiplanning TM : Engaging the Public in New Ways Online
by Deborah Ryan, RLA
A new online tool for increasing not just the quantity but quality of
The Kishwaukee Street Corridor Revitalization Plan
by Phil Hanegraaf, AICP
This Plan received the 2010 APA-IL Award for Community Outreach and
recognizes how a community utilized the planning process to address a
need that extends beyond the traditional scope of planning.
News Blast Reaches 100!
Look back on the Chapter's newsletters over the past 25+ years...
A report on Spring 2010 Leadership Meetings
by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, President
Legislative Committee Update
by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Committee Chair
Election of Officers for 2011-2012
by Mark Koplin, AICP, Immediate Past President
Cynthia Hoyle Inducted into the College of Fellows during 2010
by Ryan Scherzinger, American Planning Association
In Memoriam: Alfred K. Eckersberg, AICP
Not sure what regions are? Not sure what region you're in? Visit the
Landmarks Illinois announced their
Ten Most Endangered Historic Places
CHICAGO METRO SECTION
Water 2050 Newsletter
CMAP designed this newsletter to help implement water plan
recommendations and recommit the region to water-use conservation and
demand management, (cornerstones of the
Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan). The
newsletter is a valuable resource for individuals interested in our
region's water issues.
2010 Chicago area census participation rates can be viewed by
Chicago Community Area. The Census Bureau announced on March 31
that only 38% of households in the City of Chicago have returned their
Census forms. Nationally, more than 50% of households have returned
their Census forms as of March 31.
McHenry County Board OKs first long-range plan since 1993
after heated debates that ended in the wee-hours of the morning. The
plan is 10-years in the making. To view the plan, visit
An article from April 16, 2010 Rockford Register Star about
the positive effect that a TIF district can bring to an area to jump
start development inside of the TIF and to surrounding properties not
in the TIF. In this case, a local community in the area Machesney
Park, IL established a TIF district in 1991 and has brought in $31.8
million in private investment. The Village had sale tax revenue of
$993,891 in 1992 and now is receiving $2.85 million. This article
illustrates, when a TIF is done right and for the right reasons
everyone is a winner.
-- article courtesy of Chris Limas, AICP
A group of University of Illinois students worked with City of
Champaign officials to design "green" solutions for residents
of the John Street watershed which included bioswales, rain
gardens, and other environmentally-friendly solutions to address
ongoing flooding problems.
The News Gazette, April 18, 2010
the $630 million Mississippi River Bridge that officials broke
ground on April 29, 2010. UrbanReviewSTL, April 18, 2010
Income Transit-Oriented Development (MITOD) Action Guide. HUD
and FTA designed the guide to help local planners and jurisdictions
create strategies to develop mixed income TOD around existing transit
stations. The guide walks planners through the stages of plan
The Federal Transit Administration
announced on April 5, 2010 that the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will receive $24.8 million in federal
"Transit in Parks" funding for 46 projects
ranging from new diesel buses
to ferry improvements to bus stop
improvements in Arcadia National Park in Maine.
An Urban Land Institute study, “The Boston
on housing and transportation costs for the Boston, MA region was released on
April 12, 2010. Accompanying the release was an online calculator,
enabling people in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. regions to
calculate combined housing and transportation costs given
household characteristics and exact location; how changes can
impact your total expenses; show cost savings by using public transit;
assess the true proportion of income going to housing and
transportation, and how this can change in different locations in your
region; compare household costs with averages in the neighborhood
and region; evaluate the full costs of a new location before moving.
Federal Railroad Administration Announces Development of a National
National Rail Plan will lay out a coordinated vision for future
development of our nation’s freight and passenger rail networks. A
final version of the plan will be released by Sept. 15, 2010. View
dates and locations of public outreach meetings
What a concept: A national suburbs museum in Johnson
wonder what to do with all those empty strip malls?
KansasCity.com, February 25, 2010
In India, Hitching Hopes on a Subway
Clean. Modern. Punctual. Profitable. New Delhi's new subway system...
New York Times, May 13, 2010
Director of Business Development and Marketing, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
City Planner, City of Southfield, Michigan
Planning Intern, City of Davenport, Iowa
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