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Why I Became a Planner Blog Series – Anna Dragovich

Posted on December 19th, by Katie Bannon in Why I Became a Planner. No Comments

By Katie Bannon, AICP

As a kid, Anna Dragovich didn’t realize that planning had an impact on the place she grew up. Her home and family farm were located on a busy street in rural Stark County, Ohio. She remembers …


2015 Hoosier Planning Awards Program

Posted on December 18th, by Josh Desmond in Uncategorized. No Comments

The 2015 Hoosier Planning Awards program is now open for nominations. The program seeks to recognize the best and brightest in planning from around Indiana. Please visit the Awards page to read more about the program and find out how …


Indiana Agriculture & Rural Development – Resources and Trends.

Posted on December 17th, by Jill Ewing in APA Indiana. No Comments

By: Bob Grewe

I did not know what topic I wanted to pursue for an APA-IN Southern Region event, but I did know where I wanted to host it.

Twenty plus planners, community developers, and state/federal staff, gathered at Spring …


Planning for Future City Services in Columbus

Posted on October 24th, by Nate Nickel in Uncategorized. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

The City of Columbus is currently working on a Strategic Growth Study that identifies sites within Columbus’ two-mile planning jurisdiction that have future development potential based on the level of municipal infrastructure and service provision.  Land availability …


Chapter Board Election Results

Posted on October 23rd, by Nate Nickel in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Chapter Board has certified the results of the recent election.  This was the first election via the APA consolidated election ballot, which combined chapter, division and national elections all on one single ballot. Indiana was one of several chapters …


Why I Became a Planner Blog Series – Bob Thompson

Posted on October 1st, by Katie Bannon in APA Indiana, Why I Became a Planner. No Comments

By Katie Bannon, AICP

Bob Thompson, AICP, APA-Indiana Chapter President, has been the Planning Director in Porter County, Indiana for over 15 years. Bob’s career in planning came about after first working in some of the more technical aspects of …


A Message from the President

Posted on September 24th, by Jill Ewing in APA Indiana. No Comments

Hopefully everyone had a good summer as we look into the coming Fall. This Fall the Kentucky Chapter will be hosting the OKI Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The KY Chapter has an exciting agenda for everyone for October 1st thru …


Hoppin’ Neighborhoods: 1.5CM approved

Posted on August 20th, by Aletha Dunston, AICP in APA Indiana, Central Region Event, CM credits, Uncategorized. No Comments

HOPPIN’ NEIGHBORHOODS: Craft Breweries as a Revitalization Tool

The Central Region of APA-IN hosted a brewery tour in downtown Indianapolis June 21st. The group, a sampling of planners from cities around the central region, gathered in the morning at the …



Bicycle & Pedestrian System Planning in Fishers

Posted on July 7th, by Nate Nickel in Transportation, Uncategorized. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

Many cities across Indiana are looking for ways to enhance non-motorized transportation options for their residents. In order to continue building and improving upon the community’s bicycle and pedestrian network, the Town of Fishers is developing a …


A message from the APA-IN President

Posted on May 14th, by Jill Ewing in APA Indiana. No Comments

By: Bob Thompson, AICP, President, APA Indiana Chapter

While writing this I am still debating if spring has arrived in Northwest Indiana or anywhere else in Indiana for that matter. At least the snow is gone and there are signs …


Following Planning

Posted on April 28th, by Jill Ewing in Uncategorized. No Comments

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By: Mark McCormack, Southern Region Representative, APA Indiana Chapter

Some of the most popular and useful technologies that have developed over the past 10 years have been those related to social networking and marketing tools. More than ever, planners are …


Announcing the 2014 Hoosier Planning Award Winners

Posted on April 14th, by Nate Nickel in APA Indiana, Awards. No Comments

The annual APA-IN Hoosier Planning Awards honor excellence in the plans, individuals and organizations that have advanced the practice of planning within the state.  They are truly a celebration of the best of Indiana planning projects, plans and people.

The …


Stellar Communities Program Offers More Than Financial Benefits

Posted on April 6th, by Aletha Dunston, AICP in Comprehensive Planning. No Comments

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Indiana’s Stellar Communities Program is a dream come true for planners. Although it has the opportunity to inspire millions of dollars in investment in your community – Stellar is more than a grant. Stellar is a designation bestowed upon two …


2014 APA Policy Guides – Aging in Community and Hazard Mitigation

Posted on March 7th, by Katie Bannon in Uncategorized. No Comments

Colleagues:

APA is considering two new policy guides at the National Delegate Assembly in April at the national conference: Aging in Community and Hazard Mitigation. http://www.planning.org/policy/guides/. They need substantive comments on the the draft guides by Tuesday, March …


APA-Indiana and Past Chapter President Win National Awards from the American Planning Association

Posted on February 25th, by admin in APA Indiana, Awards, Ball State University. No Comments

The Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-IN) has been awarded the 2014 Karen B. Smith Award for Overall Chapter Achievement.  The award recognizes the overall accomplishments or improvements of a state chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). …


Terre Haute Celebrates the Wabash River

Posted on January 16th, by Nate Nickel in Transportation. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel


ART BY ARCHITECTS 2014 : One Site, Infinite Solutions – Ideas Competition

Posted on January 15th, by Jill Ewing in Urban Design. No Comments

AIA Southern Indiana presents:

ART BY ARCHITECTS 2014 :
One Site, Infinite Solutions – Ideas Competition

Gallery Opening – Friday January 17th 4:30 – 8pm
Urban Living Center – 58 Adams Avenue

We asked artists, designers and architects the following …


2014 Hoosier Planning Awards

Posted on December 20th, by Josh Desmond in APA Indiana, Awards. No Comments

The annual APA Indiana Chapter Hoosier Planning Awards honor excellence in plans, individuals and organizations that have advanced the practice of planning.  We invite you to participate in the celebration of the best of Indiana planning by nominating projects, plans …


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 …


Gehlhausen Wins Sagamore Award

Posted on December 9th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

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Gehlhausen, right, received the award from Bill Byrd at Indiana 15’s 40th anniversary celebration in October.

From local sources

Lisa Gehlhausen, executive director of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award …


Second Annual Southern Region Educational Event

Posted on October 21st, by admin in APA Indiana, Health, Transportation. No Comments

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By James Roach – Southern Region Representative
Senior Zoning Planner, City of Bloomington, IN

On Friday, August 2nd, the APA-IN Southern Region presented its second annual regional educational event. This year the event was centered on a workshop …


The City of Jeffersonville Plans for Active Transportation

Posted on October 18th, by Nate Nickel in Transportation. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

The City of Jeffersonville



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

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 …


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” …


‘Just Lunch!’ at Ball State University

Posted on August 9th, by Sarah Reed in APA Indiana, Ball State University. No Comments

By Dylan Fisher ~ Reprinted with permission from The New Planner, APA’s quarterly publication by and for planning students.

At Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, spring semester saw a new relationship grow between planning students and members of APA’s …


Message from the President

Posted on July 19th, by admin in APA Indiana. No Comments

As many of you know, the Board and I worked hard over the past two years to improve our organization and make some changes that will help us better serve you and our communities. As with any kind of organizational …


SCANNING PLANNING: Summer Edition

Posted on July 12th, by Sarah Reed in APA Indiana, Communications Committee, Scanning Planning. No Comments

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SCANNING PLANNING: Summer Edition
A summary of the 1st half of 2013

Good afternoon colleagues and HAPPY FRIDAY!!  Since the launch of the new APA Indiana website earlier this year, this is the first edition of the Scanning Planning …


Placemaking Matters in Creating Resilient Downtowns

Posted on July 8th, by admin in Downtowns. No Comments

By: Michael Burayidi, Ph.D.

There is a shift in thinking in downtown redevelopment. Rather than simply revitalizing downtowns, the new thinking is to make downtowns resilient. Revitalization is a reactive strategy and seeks primarily to fix current downtown problems. Revitalization …


Town of McCordsville Planning for Future Downtown

Posted on July 5th, by Nate Nickel in Downtowns. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

A recent planning effort …



APA Indiana Chapter Seeks Chapter Administrator

Posted on June 4th, by sburkhardt in APA Indiana. No Comments

The Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Indiana Chapter) is seeking proposals from individuals, organizations and firms to serve as the Chapter Administrator for the organization’s 560 members and Board of Directors. The Chapter Administrator is responsible for …


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 …


2013 APA-IN Awards

Posted on March 27th, by Nate Nickel in APA Indiana, Conference. 1 Comment

The annual APA-Indiana Hoosier Planning Awards honor excellence in plans, individuals and organizations that have advanced the practice of planning.  They are truly a celebration of the best of Indiana planning projects, plans and people.  This year’s awards were presented …


Planners Embracing Change in Columbus

Posted on March 19th, by Nate Nickel in APA Indiana, Conference. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

With the theme of “Embracing Change”, the 2013 APA-IN spring conference was held on March 15th at the Commons in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Over a hundred planning professionals from across the state were in attendance. As the …



The Grissom Aeroplex Takes Off

Posted on March 10th, by Nate Nickel in Economic Development and Military Installation Reuse. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

Grissom Air Force Base, located in Miami County, Indiana, was a large military installation once home to KC-135 air-to-air refueling and A-10 attack aircraft. As part of the federal government’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, it …



2013 Spring Professional Development Conference Registration Extended

Posted on March 8th, by sburkhardt in APA Indiana, Conference. No Comments

The 2013 Spring Professional Development Conference registration has been extended through Monday, March 11th, 2013. Please do not wait, register today for a great conference, great networking and great speakers!…


Spring Conference Registration Open

Posted on February 18th, by sburkhardt in APA Indiana, Conference. No Comments

The 2013 APA Indiana Spring Professional Development Conference “Embracing Change” will be held at “The Commons” in downtown Columbus, Indiana on March 15th 2013. Please come join your fellow planners from around the state as we discuss the dynamics …


The City of Bloomington Works to Update Its Comprehensive Plan

Posted on February 10th, by Nate Nickel in Comprehensive Planning. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

The City of Bloomington is currently working to update its 2002 Growth Policies Plan (GPP), which serves as Bloomington’s comprehensive plan. This update process, named “ImagineBloomington”, was initiated in 2011 by both the Plan Commission and City …



Welcome to the New APA Indiana Website!

Posted on January 7th, by admin in APA Indiana. No Comments

Welcome to the new APA Indiana website!  Take a look around, and let us know what you think.  Information from the old website has been transferred to the new one, but it may be in a new location.  If you …