Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association

Attention APA-IN Central Region Members


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

Central Region Event:

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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 are expected at the Sports Campus on an annual basis making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The Grand Park plan identifies approximately 2,200 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, hospitality uses (hotels, restaurants and retail development), life science and corporate office uses, and sports-related uses.

Join us for an exploration of the planning and economic development methodology behind Grand Park and a tour of the Grand Park Sports Campus.

Who: Speakers include Matt Skelton, Director of the City of Westfield Economic and Community Development Department and Steve Henke, Developer of Grand Park

When: Friday, October 18th, 2013 from 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Wellbrooke of Westfield

Event Cost: $10/person

Event Capacity: Max 28 Participants (due to limited tour seating)

To Register: http://www.indianaplanning.org/?page_id=1223

APA-IN 2013 Fall Conference:
Planning for Healthy Communities

The Indiana Chapter 2013 Fall Conference is just two weeks away!  This conference will center around the ways to integrate public health initiatives into our daily practice as planners. In the Central Region, various amenities like the Grand Park Sports Campus, the extensive park and trail systems, and various outdoor shopping venues, give light to idea that we like to be active and be outdoors.  Come listen to your colleagues tell you how they are making healthy communities in Indiana.  Chapter conferences are not just in place for CM Credits (although, that is a big plus), they provide the perfect atmosphere to catch up with your planning peers and share ideas that could be the start of something great in your community!

Registration for Planning for Healthy Communities is open until October 6th – use this link for more information and to register:  http://www.indianaplanning.org/?page_id=1223

 

Open APA-IN Board Positions:

The APA-IN Chapter is seeking nominations for the upcoming Board elections.  The positions that are up for election this cycle are:

  • Professional Development Officer (PDO)
  • Secretary
  • One Region Representative from each District
    • Southern
    • Central
    • Northern
  • Citizen Planner

Please provide position statements to Bob Thompson at rthompson@porterco.org by Friday October 25, 2013.

We encourage anyone interested to join the Board and help provide educational opportunities for the membership as well as working on State planning issues.





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