Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association

Economic Development


Travels in (Mostly) Northeastern Indiana

Posted on October 21st, by Katie Bannon in Downtowns, Economic Development, Transportation, Urban Design. No Comments

By Katie Bannon, AICP, APA-IN Communications Committee Chair

Most of us know how valuable traveling can be for improving our practice of urban planning. However, I think we too often think only of traveling to faraway locales and undervalue traveling …


You Used Color Markers?

Posted on February 2nd, by Katie Bannon in Economic Development, Environmental Planning, Technology, Transportation. No Comments

By Bob Grewe, AICP, APA-Indiana Southern Region Representative

Over the past couple of years I have found myself becoming increasingly joyous when coming across a new online mapping or data resource.   The pace of development for new products, services and …


Urban Design Center – A Pioneering Experience

Posted on December 9th, by admin in Brownfields, Downtowns, Economic Development, Urban Design. No Comments

By: Bob Grewe, AICP, Southern Region Representative, APA Indiana Chapter

“The pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the land.”  This was an old adage that my first boss, Dick Henderson, former Director of IN 15 RPC, shared with …


Planning, the Affordable Care Act, and Jobs

Posted on September 26th, by sburkhardt in APA Indiana, Conference, Economic Development, Health. No Comments

Did you know that one of the components of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare”, will impact the economic development potential of your community? Making our regions and state healthier will reduce the overall cost of group insurance …


Attention APA-IN Central Region Members

Posted on September 26th, by Sarah Reed in APA Indiana, Central Region Event, Economic Development. No Comments

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Opening spring of 2014, the Grand Park Sports Campus (“Sports Campus”) in Westfield, Indiana, will be an economic development destination like no other.

More than 1.5 million visitors …


The Welsh Coast Path – 870 miles of active transportation holiday – generating $24 million to the Welsh economy the first year.

By Vera Adams – Faculty Representative
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Ball State University

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August brings to mind two things for most Americans – Summer Vacation and Back to School. With our upcoming Fall Conference focused on “Designing Healthy Communities” …


City of Terre Haute Remediates Large Community Brownfield Site

Posted on May 13th, by Nate Nickel in Brownfields, Economic Development. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

The City of Terre Haute is beginning the remediation process for a large brownfield site in the community.  Scheduled to begin on June 1, 2013, the $5.3 million project will remediate 20 acres of the former Terre …