[ApaIllinois] May/June 2013 APA-IL Chapter Highlights

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
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    May 2013 Chapter 
     Edition 115


           In this Issue


           2013 National Conference


           2013 National Conference

 UPPSA Parking Day Exhibit


           APA-IL Board Update


           2nd Annual Illinois Bike Summit


           Call for Sessions for the 

 2013 APA-IL ISS Fall



           Call for Sessions for the

 2013 APA-IL CMS Fall



           2013 APA-Wisconsin Annual

 Planning Conference


		   Illinois' Statewide Preservation



           Archeworks Postgraduate

 Certificate in Sustainable 

 Urban Design


           DePaul's Master's Program in

           Sustainable Development


           Job Postings


















            2013 National Conference

            Thank you 

            APA National Conference was a huge success in Chicago last month. 
            Did you know nearly 5,500 people attended the conference? This 
            represents the highest attendance since 2008 in Las Vegas. Although 
            the weather was a bit chilly, the overall conference experience was 
            a huge success. The Illinois Chapter provided a Local Host Committee 
            with the responsibility for organizing mobile workshops, special 
            events, local exhibits, orientation tours, selling merchandise and 
            much more. The number of volunteer hours put forth by so many 
            dedicated Chapter members is truly amazing. Thank you to everyone 
            involved. Of course, the hard work of so many will have a positive 
            financial impact for the Chapter as well. A portion of ticket sales 
            from mobile workshops and special events, along with local 
            sponsorships feed directly back to the APA IL for annual program 
            funding. Thank you volunteers and let’s do it again in 10 years!



            2013 National Conference

            UPPSA Park(ing) 
            Day Exhibit


            Last month during the APA national conference, students from the 
            Urban Planning & Policy Student Association (UPPSA) at UIC designed, 
            constructed, and managed an interactive exhibit representing 
            Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day, first conceived by an art and design 
            studio in San Francisco, 
            invites civic participation in shaping 
            public spaces through transforming existing parking spots into 
            temporary parklets. UIC was inspired to create this space for the 
            APA conference after participating in the event earlier this year on 
            its official date during the last Friday in September. At the 
            exhibit, UPPSA volunteers provided passersby with information about 
            the event, challenged them to a game of “corn-hole” (a regional 
            favorite), and allowed them to post how their built environment 
            could be improved with an interactive poster titled “I wish my city 
            was...”. Overall, the exhibit allowed the UPPSA students and 
            planners to begin a dialogue around open space planning and its 
            necessity in urban environments as an increasing amount of public 
            landscape is being dedicated to parking and automobile use. Park(ing) 
            is now an international annual event with more than 500 Park 
            installations in over 100 cities on 4 continents participating last 
            year alone.


            * Park(ing) Day Exhibit photos courtesy Andrew Meindl and UPPSA


            APA-IL Board 

            Thanks Steve Lazarra, AICP and 
            Bob Zimmerer, AICP, Welcome Jacob Seid, AICP, and 

            Congratulations Lee Brown, FAICP!

            Thank you Steve Lazarra, AICP and Bob Zimmerer, AICP for your years of service 
            to the Chapter. Steve has been the Chair of the PR Committee and Bob has been the Chapter Treasurer. We appreciate your hard work and 
            dedication towards bringing the Illinois Chapter to the forefront of 
            planning in Illinois. We would also like to welcome Jacob Seid, AICP as the Chapter's new Treasurer. 


            Congratulations to Lee Brown, FAICP on being inducted as president 
            of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) at the 2013 
            APA National Conference on April 16th. Active within APA for more 
            than 30 years, Lee serves as a Planning Accreditation Board site 
            visitor that reviews university planning programs. He previously 
            volunteered for several Planning Assistance Teams, is past chair of 
            the Community Assistance Program Task Force, served as the APA-IL 
            Chapter President, and in many other roles with APA-IL over the 


            2nd Annual Illinois Bike 

            2nd Annual Illinois Bike Summit:

            Carol Reitan Conference Center, 

            Marriott Hotel,
            201 Broadway 

            (Uptown Normal)Bike Summit 2013 Click here to see the 
            AGENDA and REGISTRATION form! Be sure to check out the awesome Bike 
            Summit T-SHIRT at the bottom of the registration form. T-shirts are 
            only available to those who order and pay with the registration. 
            T-shirts will not be on sale at the summit. 

You have the option to print out the registration form and mail 
            it in with a check, or you can click HERE to register online. Note 
            that the online registration website does not include the agenda or 
            images of the t-shirt. 

A special THANKS to the 2013 Illinois Bike Summit Sponsors! 

GOLD Level Alta Planning Friends of the Constitution Trail Town 
            of Normal Vitesse 

SILVER Level Sram Trek Bicycle Corp. 

BRONZE Level Bloomington Cycle & Fitness Champaign Cycle Co. 
            McLean County Wheelers Sam Schwartz Engineering

            Call for Sessions & 
            Save the Date for the

            2013 APA-IL ISS Fall Conference

            The Illinois State Section of the American Planning Association 
            announces its
            call for session proposals for the 2013 Fall Conference - The 
            Main Event: Keeping Your Main Street in the Spotlight at The Falls Reception & Conference Center in 
            Columbia, IL. Sessions run Thursday, September 26th, from 8:30 a.m. 
            to 4:30 p.m. & Friday, September 27th, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  


            This year there are two (2) tracks for RFPs: “Main Street” & 
            “General Best Practices”. CM will be available. Slots are available for both topics in 
            standard conference sessions and mobile tours. Anyone is eligible to 
            submit a session proposal, whether or not they are a member of APA-IL. 
            If you have a particular expertise, or have recently completed a 
            planning initiative that others may be interested in, we encourage 
            you to submit a session or mobile workshop proposal. Participants 
            are encouraged to consider a variety of program formats including 
            moderated discussion, workshops, and case studies in addition to the 
            more traditional presentations and lectures. Organizers are also 
            planning a pre-conference reception, post conference tour and 
            Cardinals vs. Cubs baseball game, and a bicycle tour.


            Session proposals must be received by May 31, 2013. For more 
            information, visit the
            ISS website. 
            General questions regarding the conferences should be directed to 
            Paul Ellis, AICP at 
            pellis at columbiaillinois.com or 618-410-0051.


            Call for Sessions for the 

            2013 APA-IL CMS Fall Conference

            The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Chicago Metro Section (APA-CMS) extends this invitation for 
            session proposals for its 2013 Fall Conference,  Friday, October 4, 2013, at the DePaul Center on DePaul University’s Loop Campus in Chicago (1 E. Jackson Blvd, 8th Floor).  With the Illinois Chapter forgoing the State Conference this year in order to focus on the APA National Conference held in Chicago earlier this month, APA-CMS 
            will be holding a condensed one-day conference to provide Illinois 
            planners and allied professionals with professional development 


The APA-CMS Fall Conference will provide two tracts of sessions: the first tract will focus on core planning topics presented by speakers utilizing case studies and best practices, while the second tract will focus on technical skills (e.g., GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, online graphics tools, presentation/visualization tools, data collection, etc) to strengthen the planners’ toolbox. 
            CM will be available.  There will also be a session on law and ethics.  In addition, attendees will have plenty of time to network during lunch and the breaks in between sessions.

All are welcome to 
            submit a session proposal, regardless of APA membership or professional affiliation.  Please use the attached proposal form to submit your session idea(s).  We encourage proposers to consider a variety of program formats, including moderated discussions, technical workshops, and traditional presentations of case studies and best practices.  Proposers are also highly encouraged to suggest presenters for their session and, if approved, secure the presenters for the conference.  APA-CMS will review proposals based upon the following criteria: (1) quality of the session proposal; (2) relevance of the session topic; (3) ability to suggest and secure session participants; (4) program format; and (5) creativity.  APA-CMS also reserves the right to potentially combine proposed sessions that may overlap or benefit from being combined with similarly proposed sessions.

            Please submit your 
            session proposals to 
            cms at ilapa.org by Friday, May 31, 2013.  If you have any questions or wish to become more involved in planning the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs, 
            Todd Vanadilok, AICP and 
            Sara Kopinski, AICP.  We look forward to hearing from you!

            2013 APA-Wisconsin Annual 
            Planning Conference

            Creating Healthy Communities


            Blue Harbor Resort
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

June 13 & 14, 2013

            Please plan to join us for this two day conference! The preliminary 
            conference program and presentation summaries now available at
Questions? Contact Deb Nemeth, Conference Coordinator at
            dnemeth at 1kfriends.org.
            Online registration is open - register today!

Blue Harbor is nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan - take in
the beautiful views while catching up with friends and peers and
learning all the latest from the planning world. Walk, bike, kayak -
there's even a waterpark in the hotel. Don't miss it!


            Register now for Illinois' Statewide Preservation Conference, June 27-29!

            Please join us June 27-29, 2013, in historic Evanston, Illinois for the 2013 Statewide Preservation Conference. This year’s conference promises an exciting round of educational sessions, tours and events. AICP and AIA continuing education credits are anticipated. Preservation commissioners can take advantage of a full-day Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP) conducted by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). 
            You won’t want to miss Thursday evening’s Landmarks Illinois Annual 
            Meeting/Conference Opening Reception at the Nichols Concert Hall. 
            Plus fun and informative architectural walking tours will be 
            conducted by the Evanston History Center. Located in downtown 
            Evanston, exceptional dining, shopping, and entertainment options 
            are available within walking distance. Convenient public transit is 


            For program details and to register, visit
            Landmarks Illinois’ conference webpage.  



By acting NOW you can also reserve your accommodations at the conference hotel -- the Hilton Orrington Hotel -- at our special room rate. A link to the Hilton Orrington’s reservation system is available through the above conference webpage link.




            Landmarks Illinois and the Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commissions are pleased to co-sponsor the 2013 Statewide Preservation Conference with substantial financial contributions from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (Chicago) and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (Springfield). 


            Archeworks Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Urban Design - Call for applicants

            Use your design skills to drive community and environmental change.


Seeking emerging and mid-career designers with experience in architecture, landscape architecture, user experience design, industrial design, urban planning, communication design, wayfinding and other related areas of expertise for our year-long evening program in Sustainable Urban Design.

Archeworks is a multidisciplinary postgraduate design school where participants collaborate with community partners to develop socially responsible and environmentally resourceful design solutions.  Since 1994, we have advanced design in the public interest with over 50 partners and more than 80 innovative field-based projects addressing community needs. 

Apply to our 2013-14 Certificate Program! Archeworks is now accepting applications for our evening certificate program in Sustainable Urban Design.  Two design partnerships in 2013-14 will focus on public transportation and urban agriculture. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by June 3.  (Archeworks has a rolling admissions process through August 1.)  The program starts in late September 2013.

Call to learn more and to set up a visit to our studios.  Visit 
            www.archeworks.org to download application materials.

            DePaul’s new Master’s program in 

            Sustainable Urban Development

            DePaul offers new MA in Sustainable Urban Development
Begins Fall 2013


            Classes integrate urban planning, environmental design & GIS 
In Fall 2013, DePaul University will launch its first ever urban and sustainability-themed degree, the Master of Arts in Sustainable Urban Development. This new interdisciplinary program will be housed in DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is designed for students interested in gaining the understanding and skills necessary to pursue professional careers that foster economic, environmental, and social synergies through sustainable urban development. “Organizations and municipalities are looking to hire people who have the skills and practical experience needed to implement cutting-edge practices,” said program co-director Joe Schwieterman. “This program will provide students with those skills.”


Incorporating analyses from fields such as urban planning, public policy, sociology, geography, public service management, environmental studies and real estate, students will receive training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) digital mapping and spatial analysis, computer design, brownfield remediation, community analysis, environmental policy, and urban design. Course materials are primarily focused on Chicago and other urban centers in the United States. There is also opportunity to Study Abroad in Curitiba, Brazil, a city that leads the world in advancing a sustainable urban community. 


            Co-director of the program, Euan Hague, said: “Sustainable development is often seen as simply about being ‘green,’ but the concept incorporates making communities more livable across economic, social, and environmental factors.”  


            The SUD program is accepting student applications until August 25, 2013. 


            Web: http://las.depaul.edu/sud

            For more information contact: Euan Hague, Chair, Department of Geography, 773-325-7669, 
            ehague at depaul.edu; Joe Schwieterman, Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, 312-362-5771 
            jschwiet at depaul.edu. 

            Job Postings


Planning and Development Administrator

Village of Rockton, IL


Senior Planner
Village of Lisle, IL


Community Planner

Village of Oak Forest, IL


Director of Community and Economic Development

City of Evanston, IL


Village of Lemont, IL


Business Development Coordinator
Village of Arlington Heights, IL


Planner I
Village of Tinley Park, IL


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