[ApaIllinois] Register Now for 2012 APA-IL State Conference Mobile Workshops

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
Fri Jul 6 12:06:43 CDT 2012



Now is the time to register for Mobile Workshops!
Five engaging mobile workshops are planned for this year’s conference, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Get out of the session rooms, connect with colleagues, and experience planning in Urbana-Champaign and beyond. 
Early bird registration ends July 21st - don't delay! 

*** Save $50 on Full Registration by using code: EMAIL2 ***



Growing Local: From Farm to Table and Everything In Between
Wednesday, September 19th 9:00 - 1:30

With a vibrant farmer's market, a thriving restaurant scene, local farmers thinking outside the agricultural box, an expanding food cooperative, and a prime location, Urbana-Champaign has found itself a center of vigorous local food activity. Join us on a tour of local food production, processing, distribution, access and consumption - including cheese and gelato tasting and lunch at a restaurant that uses locally-sourced ingredients.



The Triple Bottom Line of Trails: The Kickapoo Rail Trail's Impact on People, Planet, & Profit
Wednesday, September 19th 2:00 - 5:30

Trails return benefits to Illinois on a Triple Bottom Line – economic activity, environmental stewardship, and quality of life. Participants will  follow an abandoned rail corridor through agricultural landscapes and take a short hike in Kickapoo State Park, ending at a picturesque trestle bridge across the Vermillion River Valley.



Art & About in Urbana
Thursday, September 20th 9:00 - 11:45 

Urbana is enhancing economic development and quality of life through a variety of arts initiatives. Meet artists, visit galleries, and go on a mile-long walk through the sculpture garden at Meadowbrook Park. 



Earth, Wind, & Fire: Examples of Local Sustainability
Thursday, September 20th 1:30 – 4:30 

The University of Illinois and local communities are taking significant steps towards emissions reduction and researching solutions that can be implemented by communities, businesses, and at home.  Learn about current research efforts and tour some of the area’s best examples of sustainable solutions. Tour the Equinox House, a zero energy home in Urbana that utilizes solar panels, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, and much more.


Leveraging Success: A Walking Tour of Redevelopment in and around Champaign Center City
Friday, September 21st 9:00 - 12:30

In spite of recent economic turmoil, the City of Champaign has continued to invest in key infrastructure and redevelopment projects. Joins us for a walking tour of spaces in downtown Champaign that most people will never get another chance to see!


And Remember....
The APA-IL Illinois State Section (ISS) is making it easy to attend the 2012 Conference in Champaign. The ISS is offering a $50 registration subsidy for ISS members traveling more than 75 miles. Funding is limited. Please contact Chris Mathias, AICP at cmathias at moline.il.us for details.



Visit ilapa.org for more information.


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