SAVE THE DATE: November 7-9, 2013
100 YEAR CELEBRATION MAIN EVENT
Please join us in Urbana-Champaign for the main event of our year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration. 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!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
7:00 pm: Keynote Address with reception to follow
Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Day events to be held in Temple Buell Hall and the Architecture Gallery in the Architecture Building
9:00 am-11:30 am: Speakers
11:30 am-1:00 pm: Box lunch; reservations required
1:00 pm-4:30 pm: Panel sessions-What I did with my Planning Education
6:30 pm: Reception/Dinner/Reminiscences; Big Grove Tavern, 1 Main Street, Champaign
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
9:00 am-10:00 am: Coffee, donuts, and facility tours; Temple Buell Hall Atrium
10:15 am-noon: Bus tour-The Changing Communities: Campus, Urbana, Champaign
Noon: The Non-Tailgate Tailgate: barbecue buffet lunch, tailgate-style, but with heat and without the football game...
Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana (just south of Temple Buell Hall)
A family-friendly event
We suggest the following options for overnight accommodations:
i-Hotel, 1900 S First Street, Champaign
Illini Union Hotel, 1401 W Green Street, Urbana
Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S Neil Street, Champaign
100th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION, CHICAGO,
APRIL 15, 2013
Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty, current students, and friends who attended our 100th anniversary opening event in Chicago. With over 200 people in attendance, the reception provided an unprecedented opportunity for reconnecting and networking for our Department of Urban and Regional Planning community.
The photographs from the event, taken by Casey Merchant, BAUP 2012, have now been posted on our flickr site. If you have any photographs you would like to share with us from the event, please contact us via PLAN100@illinois.edu.
The slide show shown at the reception is now posted as well. Please also refer to our Department Milestones and Faculty Timeline pages for additional images and historic documents such as our Alumni News series which are posted by year. If you have any photographs, missing Alumni News, or other documents you would like to share with us, please let us know.
URBAN PLANNING HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, we have organized a year-long lecture series in urban and planning history. Prominent scholars from both the UIUC campus and other universities will be presenting their research.
Tuesday, April 23, 12:30-1:50 pm, Room 225 Temple Buell Hall: "Towards a Photographic Urbanism"
Dianne Harris, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, author of Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America.
FALL 2013 (dates and locations to be determined)
Colin Gordon, Department of History, University of Iowa, author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City.
Lilia Fernandez, Department of History, Ohio State University, author of Brown in the Windy City, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago.
Kathryn Oberdeck, Department of History, University of Illinois, author of "Class, Place, and Gender: Contested Industrial and Domestic Space in Kohler, Wisconsin, USA, 1920-1960."
Return here soon for more event news.