[ApaIllinois] Sept/Oct 2013 APA-IL Chapter Highlights
Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor
editor at ilapa.org
Fri Sep 20 16:52:00 CDT 2013
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September 2013 Chapter Highlights Edition 117
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In this Issue
2013 Award Winners
2013 APA-IL Section
CMS September Program
APA-IL YPG Planning
Upcoming Chapter Webcasts
UofI 100th Anniversary
Oct. is National Planning
Upcoming Allied Events
SAVE THE DATE!
2014 APA-IL State Conference
Sept 30-Oct 3, 2014
2013 APA-IL Awards Winners Announced!
This year the chapter received 42 nominations across 7 award categories. As in years past, the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association in reviewed the award nominations. The following exceptional plans are being recognized this year:
Kane County Planning Cooperative 2040 Plan Implementation
South Suburban Retail Investment Study
A Vision for Division
Daniel Burnham Outstanding Comprehensive Plan
Chicago Heights Active Transportation Plan
Prairie Grove Town Center and Transit Oriented
Elmwood Parks Diversey Avenue Plan
Growing Green-Park Forest Sustainability Plan
The Illinois Chapter commends the award winners and all of those
that submitted plans. These plans continue to demonstrate the
outstanding planning occurring in all corners of our great state. We
invite chapter members and media to join us at the:
APA-IL Chapter Awards Reception
in conjunction with the Chicago Metro Section Fall Conference
Friday, October 4, 2013 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
DePaul Center Concourse (1st Floor) - 1 East Jackson Street
Hors d’oeuvre will be available
Immediately followed by a post reception gathering of award winners, board members and colleagues at
Elephant & Castle
185 N. Wabash Ave
6:30 – 8:30 PM
To RSVP to the reception, please email T.J. Blakeman, Vice President of the Illinois Chapter (terry.blakeman at ci.champaign.il.us) and for more information on the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association, visit our website http://www.ilapa.org/awards.html.
2013 APA-IL Section Conferences --
They're just around the corner!
2013 APA-IL ISS Fall Conference
The Main Event: Keeping Your Main Street in the Spotlight
September 25-27, 2013,
The Falls Reception & Conference
Center, Columbia, IL
2013 APA-IL CMS Fall Conference
Friday, October 4, 2013
Center, Chicago, IL
Live downstate? Live in the Chicago Metro Area? Either way, you're able to obtain your CM credits and professional development education in 2013. The Illinois State Section and Chicago Metro Section have put together conferences to rival any large state conference.
Still trying to decide whether to register? Here's a few reasons:
Build your professional network
>Earn your CM credits
>1st rate keynote speakers
>Time and money well spent!
To view full conference information or to register, please visit:
Illinois State Section 2013 Conference: ilapa.org/ISS.html
Chicago Metro Section 2013 Conference: ilapa.org/CMS.html
CMS September Program: Placemaking:
Form-Based Codes and Community Revitalization
As communities work to improve their downtowns or other areas through placemaking, many find that existing zoning codes hinder growth that fits into the context of an already established community. This program will discuss how form-based coding (FBC) is used as a tool in placemaking to encourage sustainable, business-friendly development, while preserving and enhancing the character and economic vitality of established communities.
Carol Wyant, Executive Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute
Jeff Brady, Director of Planning of the Village of Glenview
Mike De Rouin, President of FitzGerald Associates Architects
will conclude with a frank analysis of the FBC’s successes and
challenges from the municipal and developer perspectives.
After the presentations, there will be roundtable discussions to
allow participants to share and compare experiences, best
practices, and new insights regarding placemaking strategies and
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
WHERE: DePaul University School of Public Service, 14 E. Jackson
Blvd, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60604
COST: $15 paid at the door ($5 for students that RSVP by September
24th); checks payable to APA-CMS
RSVP: To RSVP, please email cms at ilapa.org by September 24th
QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at cms at ilapa.org
CM CREDITS: Three (3) AICP CM Credits pending
FEEDBACK: At the end of the program, please help us better shape our
programming by providing
feedback. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CMS2013SEP to take a quick online survey.
APA-IL Young Planner's Group: See the [Planning] Sectors Series (Part 2 of 3) The Private Sector
The APA-IL Young Planner's Group (YPG) is excited to announce that Farr Associates is hosting the
next YPG event in the See the [Planning] Sectors Series on Thursday,
October 10th at 6pm. The roundtable discussion will feature five
established planning professionals sharing their thoughts and
insights into the planning consulting world from their various
points-of-view. Please join your fellow planners at this exciting
WHAT: See the [Planning] Sector Series (Part 2 of 3): Private
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday, October 10th, 2013
WHERE: Farr Associates (The Monadnock Building 53 W. Jackson
Boulevard, #650, Chicago)
WHAT: Roundtable discussion, interactive Q/A with five
established planning professionals
Courtney Kashima, Farr Associates Geoff Dickinson, SB Friedman
Lesley Roth, SCB Kelly Conolly, Gewalt Hamilton Chris Kopp, HNTB
AFTERWARDS: Head downstairs after the event to meet for drinks at
RSVP: yp at ilapa.org
Upcoming APA Chapter Webcasts
September 20 – Where The Boom Babies Grew Up - Post WWII era Suburban Tracts and Complexes
September 27 – Incentivizing your City Centers: Regional Connections through Mass Transit and Redevelopment
October 4 – Calculating Developer Contributions
October 11 - Freight Movement in Local Communities: Getting the Beer to the Bar -
October 18 - Leaky Pipes -
October 25 - Parking Reform Made Easy: How to Make Smarter Parking Requirements
Remember to check out the full webcast listing on the Utah APA
All webcasts will run from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST. CM credit is approved or pending for all webcasts. All webcasts will be recorded and will be available subsequently on the Planning Webcast Series’ YouTube channel (search “planningwebcast” on www.youtube.com).
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Department of Urban & Regional Planning's 100th Anniversary
Please join us November 7-9 as we celebrate our first 100 years of
planning education at the University of Illinois at Urbana -
Champaign. We are offering a great variety of events, an extended
weekend including a keynote speaker, symposium, receptions and
dinner, and tours to welcome back alumni, former faculty, and
friends. Get ready to celebrate, to see the incredible changes, to
get reacquainted with friends and colleagues.
Come home to Illinois!
Visit http://www.urban.illinois.edu/100th/events.html for event details.
Not able to make it to U-C? Help embellish the DURP archive by
sending in your stories and photographs to DaretoPlan100 at illinois.edu.
Throughout 2013, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning will
be celebrating its history and legacy. Please visit our website for more information. If you want to be sure to get mailings, please update us through Staying Connected.
October is National Community Planning Month
We are coming quickly upon October, which is National Planning Month. "Each year APA, its members, chapters, divisions, and professional institute sponsor National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of planners and planning in communities across the U.S.
Help elevate the role of planning in your community. Host a planning
department or planning commission open house, talk to kids in
schools about a career in planning, present a library display about
planning and planners, sponsor a neighborhood tour to highlight how
planning helps the community."
The American Planning Association's website has lots of great ideas. Think about what you can do to promote your profession. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognize the great things that we do each day to make our communities better places to live.
Please share your success stories with the Chapter. Let's get the word out!
Upcoming Allied Organizations' Events
2013 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) | Sept 19-21 | Peoria, IL
Chicago Ghost Tour (a CUPPA event) | Sept 22 | Chicago, IL
Fifteenth Annual Conference on Illinois History | Sept 26-27 | Springfield, IL
Heart of Berwyn Historic Neighborhood Campaign Annual Fundraiser | Oct 5 | Berwyn, IL
Community Indicators Consortium's (CIC) 2013 Impact Summit | Oct 17-18 | Chicago, IL
The National Trust for Historic Preservation - 2013 National Preservation Conference
October 29 - November 2 | Indianapolis, IN
All RFP/RFQs can be viewed at www.ilapa.org/rfprfq.html
Request for Proposals: City of DeKalb’s Comprehensive Plan
Request for Proposals: Redevelopment Proposal for the Southeast Quadrant of
North Main Street and Auburn Street, Rockford, IL
Request for Proposal: Comprehensive
Plan Development, Matherville, IL
Request for Qualifications: Storm
Contribution Evaluation and Determination Plan,
Coal City, IL
Proposal: Comprehensive Plan Development, Riverdale, IL
Want to post your RFP or RFQ on APA-IL's website? E-mail your RFP/RFQ to editor at ilapa.org.
Community and Economic Development Director, Village of Oak Park, IL
Planner, Linn County, IA
Planning and Zoning Coordinator, Village of Barrington, IL
Want to post a job on APA-IL's website? Visit ilapa.org and find out more!
American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter
PO Box 1443
Wheaton, IL 60187
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