[ApaIllinois] July/August 2013 APA-IL Chapter Highlights

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
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  July 2013 Chapter  Highlights   Edition 116    
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 In this Issue
  2013 Awards Program
  In Memoriam -
 Clyde Forrest, FAICP
  Thank You Sharon Caddigan,
 AICP and
             Welcome New Board
  ISS Fall Conference
  CMS July  Program

  Join the Women & Planning 
  AICP Exam Reminders

  Update to PAB's Proposal

   2013 National  Preservation

  Archeworks' Sustainable Urban
 Design Certificate Program

  MPC 2013 Burnham Award for
 Excellence in Planning

  Affordable Housing Design
 Leadership Institute

 Sustainable Urban Greening —
 Macro to Micro Symposium

  Job Postings
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Fall Conference
Sept. 26-27, 2013
Falls Reception & Conference Center,  Columbia, IL
2013 APA-IL CMS 
Fall Conference
October 4, 2013
DePaul Center
Chicago, IL
2014 APA-IL State Conference
Sept 30-Oct 3, 2014
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Evanston, IL
   Know a project that  shows good planning in Illinois?
Nominate it for the 2013 APA-IL Awards 
The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to invite nominations for the 2013 Chapter Awards Program. Nominations can be submitted in one of eight categories: The Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan, Best Practice, Community Outreach, Implementation, Sustainability, Student Project or Distinguished Service. 

The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013. Award plaques will be handed out at the Illinois State Section Conference on September 26th for downstate award winners and at the Chicago Metro Section Conference on October 4th for Chicago area winners. This change in venue is due to the Chapter hosting the 2013 APA National Planning Conference and therefore not holding a state conference this year.   In addition, members of the APA-IL Executive Committee will be  available to present the awards in the community in which the  project was conducted, or other appropriate venue identified by the  award winner.

Submitting an award nomination is easy. Nominations must be 
            submitted via the APA-IL  website! Simply fill out the form on the Awards webpage and pay  the $50 nomination fee via PayPal. Questions? Contact APA-IL's Vice  President, T.J. Blakeman, AICP at vicepres at ilapa.org. 

  In Memoriam - Clyde Forrest,  FAICP   

 Clyde William Forrest, FAICP, Professor Emeritus in the  Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of  Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, died Tuesday, June 18 at 9:45 p.m.  at his home in Urbana, surrounded by his loving family. He was 78. 

Professor Forrest received a B.A. in History and Political 
            Science, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. He 
            began his career as a Lecturer in Planning Law at the University of 
            Tulsa in 1963. In 1965, he became Associate Director of the Model 
            Cities Project at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. His thirty-six 
            year career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began 
            in 1967, when he joined the Bureau of Planning Research, then became 
            a member of the faculty of the Department of Urban and Regional 
            Planning the following year. Alumni of the Master of Urban Planning 
            program will especially remember Professor Forrest through his Law 
            and Planning Implementation course, a required class which he taught 
            in law school form with required case briefs. His rich voice 
            resonated as the voice of planning law authority, instilling fear 
            into an occasionally unprepared student. Professor Forrest also 
            taught Planning Negotiation, and Environmental Law and Policy. His 
            departmental service included serving as Associate Head from 1988 - 
            2001; coordinator of the BAUP program beginning in 1996; Director of 
            Continuing Education beginning in 1999; and coordinator of the Study 
            Abroad program to the University of Sheffield. Professor Forrest 
            also started the joint MUP/JD program at Illinois. 

In addition to his academic career, Professor Forrest’s community 
            and professional involvements were inspiring to students and fellow 
            faculty members. He served on the  Board of the Illinois 
            Chapter of the American Planning Association from 1971 - 1997; 
            chaired the Natural Resources and Energy Division of the APA from 
            1999 - 2002; and was Vice Chair of the Divisions Council of APA from 
            2000 - 2002. His community participation included everything from 
            scoutmaster and Rotary International, to serving as President of the 
            Champaign Izaak Walton League of America and as a board member of 
            the Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana. 

In his induction into the College of Fellows of the American 
            Institute of Certified Planners in 2004, his nomination stated, 
            “Professor Forrest, planner-lawyer, exemplifies devotion to planning 
            by building bridges between academia and our many planning 
            constituencies.” The AICP had also recognized Professor Forrest’s 
            work through awards for dedicated service as the Professional 
            Development Officer for APA from 1982 - 1996 and as an Outstanding 
            Faculty Liaison in 1990 - 91. Professor Ken Reardon, who served on 
            the Illinois faculty from 1990 - 2000, recalls Professor Forrest as 
            “a terrific soul who cared about the planet and what we could do to 
            preserve it.” Students over his thirty-six year tenure remember him 
            fondly for his passionate interest in planning and the environment, 
            and his outstanding teaching. 

Condolences to the 
            family may be sent to 705 W. Vermont, Urbana, Illinois, 61801.

  Thank You Sharon Caddigan,  AICP and 
Welcome New Board Members   
Thank you Sharon Caddigan, AICP for serving as APA-IL's Legislative 
            Committee Chair for the last 16 years! 

APA-IL would like to welcome new board members David Silverman, AICP 
            as the new Legislative Committee Chair and Elli Cosky as the new 
            Pulic Relations Committee Chair.

  APA-IL ISS Fall Conference
Sponsorship Opportunities  & Preliminary Program 
Now Available!   
2013 APA-IL ISS Fall Conference: 
The Main Event: Keeping Your Main Street in the Spotlight
September 26-28, 2013, 
The Falls Reception & Conference 
            Center, Columbia, IL. 

Want  to have an impact on planning in Illinois? Sponsor the Illinois State Section Fall  Conference and receive one free conference registration, your  logo displayed on all event marketing materials, one year of APA-IL  newsletter and website ad space, ad space in the APA-IL annual  report PLUS exclusive benefits depending on your sponsorship level.

To become a sponsor, please contact:
Megan Riechmann at megan.riechmann at heartlandsconservancy.org or (618) 566-4451 x25,  Amber Miller at amiller at cofh.org or (618) 489-2061 

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Sign Up Today!

The  ISS Conference's preliminary  program is now available! Your conference committee has been  working hard to put together a fantastic program. Attend special  pre-conference events: "Secrets of the St. Louis Downtown  Renaissance" and "Illinois' Top Bicycle Ride" and top it off with a  meet and greet at Reifschneider's Grill & Grape on Wednesday. 

Thursday and Friday are full of sessions and CM! Over 17 CM credits 
            are available during concurrent sessions - touching on topics from 
            disaster recovery to economic development to ethics. Be sure to 
            enjoy mobile workshops walking tours of Columbia and Rock City. 

  CMS July Program: 
Laying the Groundwork for Job Creating Industrial 
 A considerable amount of media attention has been focused on  manufacturing activities returning to the U.S.  Learn what the  trends in industrial development are, how to gauge the competitive  landscape, and what strategies are being implemented to position  communities for new job generating industrial development.   For more information, visit ilapa.org/CMS.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
WHERE: Testa Produce, 4555 S. Racine Ave, Chicago IL 60609
 COST: $15 paid at the door ($5 for students that RSVP by July 22nd);  checks payable to APA-CMS
RSVP: email cms at ilapa.org by July 22nd
CM CREDITS: Two (2) AICP CM Credits pending

Testa Produce tour! Following the program, attendees are encouraged 
            to participate in a tour of the Testa Produce facility, a 
            state-of-the-art 91,300 square foot facility constructed in 2011 
            featuring up to date Green Technologies to utilize energy and water 
            conservation measures. 
  Join the Planning & Women Division of APA! 


Dear Colleagues, 
In addition to being a member of the Illinois Chapter, I am the 
            Past Chair of the Planning & Women Division of APA. We are a small 
            but dedicated group and hoping to get more women (and men!) to join 
            us in promoting women’s planning issues and women in the profession! 
            Our summer newsletter, Forward, is available online so you can learn more  about the division. Please feel free to share this with your  colleagues and encourage them to check us out our Division web site (we’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+, too!). 

Elizabeth H. Tyler, Ph.D., FAICP 
Past Chair, APA Planning and 
            Women Division
  AICP Exam Reminders 
 The deadline for submitting applications for the November 2013  testing period is July 30. Visit planning.org for more details about eligibility  requirements, fees, and submittal requirements. 

The November 2013 AICP exam has been refreshed for the first time 
            in several years, allowing for new questions to be placed on the 
            exam reflecting changes in the planning profession. APA has produced 
            a suggested reading list for test takers to better prepare. The exam 
            has not been structurally changed, and no study guides will be 
            produced before November. Go to:
to see an expanded reading list.

Also visit www.utah-apa.org/webcast-archive for recorded webcasts  of 2012 AICP exam review webinars co-sponsored by APA-IL. A revised  legal AICP review was recorded in March 2013 and is posted to YouTube at http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=X15YBL3Qq04.

  Update to PAB's  Proposal 
 On June 19 the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) began a process to  collect comments on potential changes to the composition of our  8-member board.

After further discussion with our sponsoring organizations (the 
            American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American 
            Planning Association (APA), and the Association of Collegiate 
            Schools of Planning (ACSP)), there are no current changes 
            envisioned. PAB has, therefore, removed this information from its 
            website and discontinued the solicitation of public comments, and 
            would ask that you so inform any your membership.

PAB thanks you for your support, and apologizes for any 
            inconvenience this process may have caused.

  The National Trust  for Historic Preservation - 2013 National Preservation Conference -  Indianapolis, IN 
Indiana Landmarks is hosting the National Preservation Conference Oct 29-Nov 2, 2013. Come to  walkable, lively, and historic Indianapolis this year! There will be  inspiring educational and field sessions mixed with entertainment  and fun. Check out all the fun in this inspiring video showing all that historic Indianapolis has to offer!

APA members can receive CM for attending some of the field sessions. 
            To see the preliminary program, click here.
  Archeworks' 2013-14 Sustainable Urban Design Certificate Program 
 Archeworks' 2013-14 Sustainable Urban Design Certificate  Program is accepting applications till August 12,2013. There  are two exciting design partnerships with NeighborSpace and the  Regional Transportation Authority. Archeworks actively recruits  talented emerging and mid-career participants with experience in  urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, user  experience, industrial design, communications/graphic design,  wayfinding and related areas of expertise to join an Archeworks  design team on one of these projects. 

This is our year-long evening program 
            beginning in late September and ending in May, 2014. This is our year-long 
            evening program beginning in late September and ending in May, 2014. 
            To learn more about the Program or how to apply, visit archeworks.org.

  MPC 2013 Burnham Award for  Excellence in Planning 
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is now accepting nominations for 
            the 2013 Burnham Award for 
            Excellence in Planning!

The award recognizes visionary and effective planning in the Chicago 
            region. Since 1988, MPC has presented the award at our Annual Luncheon, which this year will take place Friday, Nov. 1.  The winner will receive a $5,000 prize underwritten by our generous  sponsor PNC Bank. Past winners include the Chicago Metropolitan  Agency for Planning; Whistler Crossing, Riverdale, Ill.; and Will  County, Ill.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at 4 p.m. For more 
            information, visit http://metroplanning.org/news-events/blog-post/6736. 

  Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute 
 Please Join Enterprise Community Partners for the 3rd Annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute opening night  keynote discussion, Social Impact Design, featuring Robert Ivy,  President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and 2013  winners of the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards for Design Excellence in  Affordable Housing and the Richard H. Driehaus Award for  Architectural Excellence in Community Design. This keynote  discussion is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The 
            Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 78 E. Washington 
            St., Chicago 

Register Here!

Also currently showing at the Chicago Cultural Center: Spontaneous 
            Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Features 84 urban 
            interventions initiated by architects, designers, planners, artists 
            and everyday citizens that bring positive change to neighborhoods 
            and cities in addition to a pop-up installation in Millennium Park. 

  Sustainable Urban Greening —  Macro to Micro Symposium
Presented by Bartlett Tree Experts and the Chicago Botanic Garden 
September  18 | 11am - 4pm
Register by Friday, September 13

Presenters from:
Studio Gang Architects
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Possibility Place Nursery

Sustainable Urban Greening – Macro to Micro will delve into how  the award-winning Northerly Island Framework Plan unfolded and about  special steps to create and maintain diverse ecosystems on the site,  gain insights from case studies demonstrating how a systems approach  and technological creativity can promote sustainability, and find  out about cultural practices critical to long-term success. Network with landscape  architects and contractors, architects, property managers, municipal  foresters and more.
Image: Copyright Studio Gang Architects 

  Job Postings 
Development  Planner
Village of Downers Grove, IL
Community Planner
Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group
City of Naperville, IL

Economic Development Coordinator
Village of Glen Ellyn, IL

Division Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy
Planning & Market Development Department,
            Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Chicago, IL

Community Development Department
Village of Itasca, IL 

Want to post a job on APA-IL's website? Visit ilapa.org and find out more!
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