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2008-2009 Newsletter (PDF)

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PhD alumnus, Kanako Iuchi, co-author of World Bank publication about promoting transit in growing cities
Bev Wilson focuses on Hoopeston, Illinois for an upcoming class
Alice Novak quoted about possible demolition in Oregon, Illinois
PhD alumnus Donovan Finn was quoted in a New York Times article
DURP saddened by death of Emeritus Professor Albert Guttenberg
Arnab Chakraborty received an NSF grant to conduct a national study on the links between zoning restrictiveness and housing foreclosures PhD alumna, Janni Sorensen featured in Inside Higher Ed for community engagement.
Prof. Rob Olshansky quoted in Christian Science Monitor article about the continued rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Congratulations to Prof. Rob Olshansky, FAICP, 2012 Class of AICP Fellows!
Prof. Daniel Schneider was a guest of WILL radio show "Focus" with host David Inge on Friday, Feb 17 to discuss ecological planning issues.
Prof. Faranak Miraftab featured on the UI News Bureau main page. See how immigrant workers are thriving in a small-rural town in Illinois and their impact abroad.
Marc Doussard will join the DURP faculty in Fall 2012.
Prof. Daniel Schneider was featured by the UI News Bureau regarding aspects of his new book relating to sewage system ecology.
Arnab Chakraborty, Brian Deal, former DURP professor Gerrit-Jan Knaap, and alumni Nikhil Kaza's JAPA article "Robust Plans and Contingent Plans" (Summer 2011), is featured in an APA Sustaining Places blog entry "Connecting Scenario Planning and Sustainable Communities" and is discussed in the October '11 issue of Planning Magazine's "Research You Can Use" (login required)
New video celebrating the College of Fine and Applied Arts
DURP/LEAM Team and McHenry County Win IL-APA Burnham Comprehensive Plan Award
Glenn Sandiford on WILL radio FOCUS feature "Non Native Invasive Species in Illinois"
Prof. Daniel Schneider's new book “Hybrid Nature, Sewage Treatment and the Contradictions of the Industrial Ecosystem”, published by The MIT Press, is now available
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UIUC is seeking a new department head
Jim Peters, MUP '84, leaving position as President of Landmarks Illinois
Professor Stacy Harwood quoted in OC Register regarding Santa Ana city manager
DURP welcomes new faculty Andrew Greenlee this fall
Glenn Sandiford on WILL radio FOCUS feature "Non Native Invasive Species in Illinois"
Professor Rob Olshansky interviewed about recent Japanese disaster
PhD student Suhail Barot interviewed in Daily Illini about Sustainability interests
Mary Edwards has been granted tenure and the rank of Associate Professor
Urban Planning sophomore David Pileski elected as new student body president
"Opportunity in Chaos" Report on Northridge and Kobe earthquakes available for download
Stacy Harwood co-author of one of the reports examining diversity at UI
Alice Novak comments on historic preservation versus religious freedom issue
DURP/LEAM Team and McHenry County Win IL-APA Burnham Comprehensive Plan Award
Rob Olshansky interviewed about new book and Katrina recovery in Inside Illinois
Rob Olshansky releases newest book: Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans
Alice Novak comments on historic preservation versus religious freedom issue
DURP at the 2010 APA National Conference in New Orleans
MUP Capstone Project wins an APA Illinois Chapter Student Project Award
MUP students spend a week touring five cities in the Rust Belt, read their blog to learn more
Stacy Harwood and colleagues win grant for seminar on race and the campus climate
Department welcomes Ruby Mendenhall to faculty
Professor Emeritus Len Heumann and Homestead Corp. featured in The News-Gazette
The Oregonian: Rob Olshansky comments on earthquake recovery in Haiti
Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship (Deadline 26 Feb 2010)
APA Economic Development Division Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
APA Housing & CD Division Graduate Project Support (Application Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
APA Transportation Division Writing Competition (Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
2010 ACSP PhD Student Workshop (Application Deadline 15 February 2010)
MUP students' Galesburg East Main St. Corridor plan earns accolades
DURP Emeritus Len Heumann quoted in article about housing homeless issues
Professor Arnab Chakraborty finds best zoning policies consider regional concerns
Reviews praise Hopkins' & Zapata's Engaging the Future
Alum Deanna Glosser shares Tips from Working Planners in summer 2009 issue of New Planner
DURP alum named NYC commissioner of the Department of Housing & Preservation Development
Department welcomes Bev Wilson to faculty
Professor Andy Isserman finds ethanol plants no panacea for local economies
U.S. News & World Report again names Urban Planning one of top careers with brightest future
DURP students developing blueprint for Galesburg's East Main corridor
DURP Transnational activities, faculty, students, featured in International Educator
PhD student Yu Xiao finds region hit by 1993 floods showed economic resiliency
Rob Olshansky quoted in China earthquake recovery article
DURP ranked 5th in the U.S. and the leading planning program in the Midwest
Professor Bruce Knight is new APA President-Elect
DURP students among 2008 ULI Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition Special Mentions
U.S. News & World Report quotes Rob Olshansky about New Orleans' recovery
DURP alumni among new 2008 AICP Fellows
Forum Discusses How Students Can Benefit from APA Membership
News-Gazette: UI program changes lives in East St. Louis and C-U
Illinois Ranks First among Public Research Universities in Foreign Enrollment, Fourth Overall
DURP Ranked 8th in U.S. in Scholarly Productivity by Chronicle of Higher Education
Emeritus Professor Lew Hopkins Named ACSP Distinguished Educator
APA Announces West Urbana One of Ten Great Neighborhoods in America, Daily Illini coverage
Department Celebrates Retirement of Lew Hopkins with Symposium and Dinner
DURP students among 2007 ULI Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition Top Four Finalists
Lisa Tziona Switkin (BAUP 1996) wins a 2007-2008 Rome Prize
Brian Deal wins Sustainable Infrastructure Project of the Year Award
Scholars develop protocol for 'LBS', new wireless Internet technology
Demographic shifts require fresh approach to city planning
Natural-disaster recovery expert hopeful about New Orleans plan
20-year-old partnership with East St. Louis reaps many benefits for residents, students

Profiles & Projects:

Zorica Nedović-Budić: 2007-08 Research Year & Sabbatical in Belgrade, Serbia
Explore UIUC Spatially (Mapping by UP 418 Students)

Opportunities, Scholarships & Competitions:

Summer 2010 Study Abroad in China opportunity
Western Regional Science Association, 20-24 February 2010, Sedona, AZ
Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, 10-13 March 2010, Honolulu
Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship (Deadline 26 Feb 2010)
APA Economic Development Division Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
APA Housing & CD Division Graduate Project Support (Application Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
APA Transportation Division Writing Competition (Deadline 18 Feb 2010)
2010 ACSP PhD Student Workshop (Application Deadline 15 February 2010)
Summer 2010 Study Abroad in China opportunity
Tiebout Graduate Student Paper Prize in Regional Science (Deadline: 15 October 2009)
New American Planning Association ENRE Grants Program (Deadline: 30 April 2009)
ACSP Student Travel Scholarship Funds (Deadline: 1 May 2009)
Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates (deadline 1 March 2009)
2009 Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition (deadline 1 March 2009)
Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science (deadline 16 February 2009)
DURP International Travel Grant Available (deadline 1 February 2009)
National Association of Counties Dissertation Grant Program (deadline 1 December 2008)
2008 ACSP PhD Student Workshop (Application Deadline 14 April 2008)
LISC Urban Forum in Indianapolis, 28-30 April 2008
Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition in Regional Science (Deadline March 1)
Campus Sustainability Project Grants (Deadline March 15)
Study Abroad in China in Summer 2008


Events

Wetmore Visiting Practioner Lecture, Miriam Chion, November 15, 12-1pm, Room 225 Buell Hall