[ApaIllinois] May/June 2014 APA-IL Chapter Highlights
Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor
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May 2014 Chapter Highlights Edition 121
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Latest Chapter News
Follow-up on Past Events
In Other News
News & Events
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SAVE THE DATE!
2014 APA-IL State Conference
Oct 1-3, 2014
2015 APA-IL ISS
March 26-27, 2015
Stoney Creek Inn
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2015 APA-IL State Conference
Sept. 23-25, 2015
Latest Chapter News
Congratulations APA-IL FAICP Inductees!
Congratulations to APA-IL's 3 new FAICP members: James Peters, FAICP, Laurie Marston, FAICP, and Pattsi Petrie, FAICP. These outstanding professionals were inducted into the AICP College of Fellows during the recent 2014 APA National Conference in Atlanta, GA.
(photo: Illinois Fellows at the 2014 Induction Ceremony, from left: Bruce Knight, FAICP; Lee Brown, FAICP; Robert Olshansky, FAICP; James Peters, FAICP; Elizabeth Tyler, FAICP; Michael Blue, FAICP; Laurie Marston, FAICP; Pattsi Petrie, FAICP)
Read more about James, Laurie & Pattsi > >
Read more about the 2014 National Conference > >
CPAT Program Seeking Volunteers. APA National's Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) is a pro-bono program that provides a team of 4-5 specially selected professional planners to a community in need. The team contributes their time and skills to address an important planning issue over 3-5 days and are available for support with implementation and recommendations. Activities involve community involvement, preparing and presenting analysis and a final report with recommendations. The CPAT program is seeking volunteers to serve on the teams and communities to apply for the assistance. Both applications are web based. The current deadline for communities to apply is JUNE 5, 2014.
Applications for CPAT team volunteers and community assistance >>
For more information on APA's Community Assistance Program >>
APA-IL Public Relations Committee Presents the 2013 APA-IL Implementation Award Chicago Heights for their Chicago Heights Active Transportation Plan. The plan enhances not only the quality of life for the residents of Chicago Heights, but also serves to guide action on the ground by the City to continue to improve safe walking and bicycling conditions. Congratulations Chicago Heights! View press release > >
New ISS Secretary. Welcome Lacey Rains Lowe, AICP from the City of Champaign as the new Secretary for the Illinois State Section. Congratulations to the past ISS Secretary, Lorrie Pearson, AICP on her new position at the City of Evanston, IL.
APA-IL CMS May Program: Do’s & Don’ts of Successful Alternative Energy Projects | May 28 | CM 2
APA-IL CMS June Program: Future Suburban Industrial & Business Parks
| June 17 | CM 2
Follow-up on Past Events
The McLean County Regional Planning Commission's 9th Regional Information Forum with Charles Marohn Jr., PE, AICP, took place in Normal on April 9th and was attended by 130 people. It was especially well attended by local officials. Mr. Marohn gave good examples and told stories with photo illustrations of how cities and towns can provide incentives and grants that result in very good outcomes, and good examples of other very costly incentives and grants that do not. The ISS sponsored this event.
The 2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference: Why Adaptive Reuse and How to “Make it Happen” on April 10th-11th, coordinated by Nathan Bruck, AICP, was attended by 76 people. The conference theme of Adaptive Reuse illustrated cutting edge sessions and workshops on how the Rockford region is pulling itself together with good planning and plan implementation. Thank you to all that help organize the event & to those that attended! View press release > >
The APA-IL Pro Bono Committee April Event was a community workshop for Chicago Heights' 3rd Ward on April 16th. 25 APA-IL planners and over 70 community members joined together to provide direction for future development in the 3rd Ward. Thank you to those APA-IL planners that joined us! View press release > >
The Third Annual Illinois Bike Summit at the I-Hotel in Champaign on April 15th was attended by nearly 300 people; that’s up from 180 last year. Mercy Davison, AICP, reported that “An attorney did a great session on bike/car law and what to do if in an accident. It was very interesting.” Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP, stated “I think this shows that we have achieved critical mass and the value of the summit is clear. People are lobbying to have it in their community now.” The ISS sponsored this event.
View speaker presentations > >
View videos of speakers at the Summit here > >
The UIC College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs 40th Anniversary Event was held at the Harold Washington Library's Winter Garden on February 22nd. There were a number of notable speakers and the night ended with a few sets by a local blues band! The students of CUPPA wish to thank the APA-IL chapter for their generous donation.
In Other News...
2014 APA-IL CMS Registration Bundle. You can still get the 2014 Registration Bundle Information and save 25%! The CMS Program Registration Bundle allows you to purchase admittance to four CMS programs for the price of three. The bundle can also be used by groups if you want to share with friends and co-workers. Read more > >
Climate Change in the Midwest. 3rd National Climate Assessment has been released. The full report and highlights of impacts for the Midwest are available online. Read more >>
Allied Organizations' Events
* Smart Location Database Online Tutorial | May 15 | CM 1.5
* Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Development Series: 155 North Wacker Drive | May 21 | Chicago, IL
* 11, 2014 | 1.5 CM
* GreenTown Chicago | May 21-22 | Chicago, IL
* 2014 Transport Chicago Conference | June 6 | Chicago, IL
* NCI Charrette SystemTM Certificate 3-day Training Workshop | June 23-25 | La Crosse, WI
* 2014 APA WI Chapter Conference | June 12-13 | Madison, WI
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