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10th Annual SSS-2007

March 8, 2007
Spring Speaker Series

Topic:
E-Government: Connecting Citizens with Government in the Digital Age

Room 110 CUPPA Hall
412 S. Peoria Street
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Student tickets are Free. All others are $10 payable at the door.

Please RSVP to Kara Knack at kknack2@uic.edu by January 15, 2007. Read More >

 

 

9th Annual SSS - 2007

January 30
Views on Urban Sprawl

Illinois Room B, Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Advance ticket purchase is not required.

Please RSVP to Kara Knack at kknack2@uic.edu by January 15, 2007. Read More >

March 8
E-Government: Connecting Citizens with Government in the Digital Age

Room 110 CUPPA Hall
412 S. Peoria Street
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Student tickets are Free. All others are $10 payable at the door.

Please RSVP to Kara Knack at kknack2@uic.edu by January 15, 2007. Read More >

8th Annual SSS - 2006

March 9
Managing Your Career: Moving in and out of the Public Sector Flyer (.pdf)
Changes in the public sector workplace impact us all, whether we work in the public sector, or rely on it for funding or assistance. Hear from those with first-hand public sector experience and how they remained independent of or weathered political fallout; learned to manage diminishing funding sources and budget crunches; and look forward as the baby boomers begin to retire in unprecedented numbers.

Moderator
Sharon Mastracci, Assistant Professor, UIC Public Administration. Prof. Mastracci will share her findings from a recent report on federal government work arrangements.

Panelists
Karl Bradley (Mitchell Development Partners, previously with LaSalle and DOH); Jim Brown (Village of Lemont, Retired U.S. Army formerly attached to various US Embassies); and Ron Shimizu (Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., previously with CATS)

Location
Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago (near Quincy CTA Station serving Brown, Purple, and Orange Lines)

Program
5:30 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception including light appetizers and beverages
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Registration Fee - General Admission: $10; U of I Alumni Association Members: $5 (Join the UI Alumni Association when registering for this event and pay just $5); Students: $3 with UIC I.D.

To register, contact Kara Knack at (312) 996-2569 or kknack2@uic.edu. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.

April 6
Sharing Responsibility: Complying with the Illinois
Affordable Housing Act
Flyer (.pdf)

Moderator
Helene Berlin, Senior Analyst, Applied Real Estate Analysis, Inc.

Guest Speaker
Charlie Hoch, Professor, UIC CUPPA, will present a paper entitled Suburban Response; Illinois Affordable Housing and Planning Act

Panelists
Beth Dever, Housing Director of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus; Betsy Lassar, Housing Planner, City of Highland Park; Nicholas Brunick, Attorney, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen

Location
National City Bank, 1 North Franklin, 3rd Floor, Chicago (near
Washington CTA Station serving Brown, Purple, and Orange Lines)

Program
5:30 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception including light appetizers and beverages
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Registration Fee - General Admission: $10; U of I Alumni Association Members: $5 (Join the UI Alumni Association when registering for this event and pay just $5); Students: $3 with UIC I.D.

To register, contact Kara Knack at (312) 996-2569 or kknack2@uic.edu. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.

April 18, 2006
Leveraging Community Involvement: Case Studies in Community Organizing

Three panelists will describe their respective efforts on engaging the community in their programs related to the environment and sustainability.

Moderator
Brent D. Ryan, Assistant Professor in the UIC Urban Planning and Policy Program & Co-Director of UIC City Design Center 

Panelists
•  Ben Helphand, Co-Founder, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
•  Edde Jones, Program Director, Greencorps Chicago
•  Karen Wan, Director of Sustainability & Competitiveness, Chicago Manufacturing Center

Location
Center for Neighborhood Technology, 2125 West North Avenue, Chicago (near the Damen CTA Blue Line Station)

Program
5:30 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception including light appetizers and beverages
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Registration Fee - General Admission: $10; U of I Alumni Association Members: $5 (Join the UI Alumni Association when registering for this event and pay just $5); Students: $3 with UIC I.D.

To register, contact Kara Knack at (312) 996-2569 or kknack2@uic.edu. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.

7th Annual SSS - 2005

March 8
Neighborhoods and Shopping Districts: Can Big Boxes and Local Businesses Work Side by Side?
Flyer (pdf)

Moderator:  Lee Brown, AICP, President/Principal, Teska Associates, Inc.
Panelists:

  • Enrique Salgado, Executive Director of the Division Street Business Development Association
  • Ellen Shepard, Executive Director of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Fred J. Murray, CSM/CLS, Director of Leasing, Harlem Irving Companies, Inc.

  • April 5

    Faith-Based Planning:  What is the Role of Religious Institutions in Community Development?
    Flyer (pdf)

    Moderator:  Nacho Gonzalez, Associate Director, UIC Neighborhoods Initiative
    Panelists:

  • Sidney Hollander, President, Board of Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • Bill Purcell, Director, Office for Peace and Justice, the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Ann Woodward, Vice President for Community Supportive Services, Lakefront Supportive Housing

  • April 26
    Regionalism Revisited:  What's in the Future for Regional Planning Agencies?
    Flyer (pdf)

    Moderator: Peter Skosey, Vice President, External Relations, Metropolitan Planning Council
    Panelists:
    • Jan Metzger, Co-director, Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission
    • Rob Sadowsky, Executive Director, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
    • Ron Thomas, Executive Director, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
    • Rae Rupp Srch, Mayor of Villa Park


    6th Annual SSS - 2004

    March 9
    Changing Neighborhoods...Changing Schools

    The panel will address issues of changing communities and changing schools and how planners, public administrators, and the community can plan for schools as a tool of true community revitalization and improvement of quality of life in all neighborhoods.
    For detailed information, click here.

    March 30
    Improving the Environment...Improving the Community

    Join us in a discussion and learning session on environmental issues in our area and what planners, policy makers, government officials, businesses, and citizenscan do to tackle current problems and prevent future deterioration of our valuable and irreplaceable environment.
    For detailed information, click here.

    April 20
    Better Collaboration...Better Developments

    • How do developers approach and view the communities that they work in?
    • What are the considerations beyond strong demographics, prime locations, visibility, and access when choosing a site to develop?
    • How do affordability issues affect the development discussion?
    • How does redevelopment of the built environment affect communities and residents?
    • How do current trends such as tear-downs affect communities, developers, and municipalities?

    Join our panel of experts as they start to answer these questions. The moderator and panelists will provide examples and perspectives on public-private partnerships, interaction with the community, and the importance of community buy-in for creating a true win-win development.
    For detailed information, click here.


    5th Annual SSS - 2003

    March 26
    Career Changes

    Discussion of changes between academia, private, and public practice in the fields of urban planning and public affairs.
    Panelists: William Howard, Executive Director, West Humboldt Park Family & Community Development Council; Dave Walker, Architect/Urban Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

    April 30
    Immigration Post-9/11

    Explore the implications of September 11 on immigration policy and the resulting efects on immigrants and immigrant communities.
    Panelists: Agata Gostynska-Frakt, attorney-at-law, Law Offices of Agata Gostynka-Frakt; Rami Nashashibi, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN); Sarah Waxman, Program Director, Latinos Progresando. Moderator: Chirag Mehta, Economic Development Planner, UIC Center for Urban Economic Development.

    May 28
    Urban Design and Public Health

    Learn how community design can lead to health benefits.
    Panelists: Marya Morris, Senior Research Associate, American Planning Association; Matt M. Longjohn, MD, Senior Research Scientist, Children’s Memorial Institute for Education and Research; Randy Neufeld, Executive Director, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.
    Moderator: Peter Skosey, Vice President of External Relations, Metropolitan Planning Council.


    4th Annual SSS - 2002

    February 7
    The Strategies Behind Legislative Redistricting in Illinois

    Panelists: Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, Illinois House Majority Leader; Billy Ocasio, Alderman, City of Chicago, 26th Ward

    March 7
    Facades/Landmark Protection

    Panelists: Jon Boyd, SE., AIA, Klein and Hoffman, Inc. and chairman of the Chicago Committee on Highrise Buildings; Dan Korman, Director of the Illinois Main Street Association; Eleanor Gorski, Historic Preservation Division of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development

    April 4
    TEA21: Federal Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century

    Panelist: John Tomczyk, Senior Project Director, Chicago Department of Transportation


    3rd Annual SSS - 2001

    February 20
    Public Housing Residents Preserving Community and Choice

    This discussion centered on the future of affordable housing as a result of the continuing demolition of Chicago Housing Authority buildings. The issues of relocation and inclusion of public housing in private development were discussed.
    Moderator: Stacey Flint, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs 
    Panel: Teri Campbell, City of Chicago Empowerment Zone; Brian Gladstein, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs; Peter Levavi, Brinshore Development; Janice Patton, Stay Together Group.

    March 29
    Regional Planning in the Face of Home Rule

    The panel discussed the impact of home rule, weak or strong county government and what other states are doing to encourage regional and intergovernmental planning in Illinois.
    Moderator: Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council
    Panel: Vaughn Blankenship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Administration Program; Ellen Shubart, Campaign for Sensible Growth; Jeffery D. Schielke, Mayor of the City of Batavia; and Terri Wintermute, Chairperson of the Kane County Board Zoning Committee.


    May 22
    Electronic Government

    Moderator: Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council
    Panel: Christopher C. O’Brien, Chief Information Officer for the City of Chicago; Rick Shamberg, Special Adviser for Technology Investment at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs; and Scott Goldstein, Vice President of Policy and Planning, Metropolitan Planning Council.


    2nd Annual SSS - 2000

    March 2
    TIFs: Building Blocks for Community Development?

    A panel discussion featuring Steve Friedman, President, S. B. Friedman & Associates; Bob Kunze, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development; and Judy Meima, Executive Director, Statewide Housing Action Coalition. Moderated by Peter Skosey, Metropolitan Planning Council.

    April 6
    Finding the Regional Role of Community Development Corporations

    Panel members: Joy Arguete, Executive Director, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation; Lynn Cunningham, Executive Director, Southeast Chicago Development Commission; Doug Farr, Principal, Farr and Associates; and Maryann Shanley, former Executive Director, Joseph Corporation. Moderated by Joe Schwieterman, Director, Chaddick Institute.

    May 4
    The Future of Public Transit for the Chicago Area

    Panel members: Richard Bacigalupo, executive director, RTA; Julie Hamos, State Representative, Illinois House of Representatives; Jon Hilkevitch, transportation reporter, Chicago Tribune; T.J. Ross, Executive Director, PACE; Frank Kruesi, President, CTA. Moderated by Joseph DiJohn, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative, UIC Urban Transportation Center.
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    1st Speakers Series - 1997-98

    Two panels:  Regionalism and regional governments.  Panelists included Cook County Board President John Stroger, Special Assistant to the Mayor Rita Athas, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Executive Director Phil Peters, and CATS Associate Executive Director Andrew Plummer.
    Panel:  The regional impact of the communications revolution.  Panelists included Gary Greenburg of Northwestern University and Scott Goldstein of the Metropolitan Planning Council.
    Panel:  The UIC South Campus expansion.  Panelists included Julie Hamos from Hamos and Associates.

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