Monday, November 30, 2009

Regional Planning and Sustainability: Chicago’s Future

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 6 - 7 pm
Place: Northeastern Univ., in the CBM (College of Business and Management), Room 111

Speaker: Hala Ahmed, AICP
Hala Ahmed holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Since 1994, she has worked as an architect and urban designer in many parts of the world including Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia as well as an urban and regional planner in Decatur and Peoria, IL. Ms. Ahmed joined the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in 2007 where she worked on a variety of projects including the Regional Water Supply and Demand Study (to be released in February 2010) the Regional Comprehensive Plan- GO TO 2040- (to be released on October 2010) as well as watershed and other natural resource plans.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

GIS ArcView Workshops

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) throughout the year offers two-day workshops in the GIS software ArcView 9.3. This is a great way to get an introduction to GIS if you don't have room for the course in your schedule. Each workshop has room for 5 students and costs $350.

The workshop is held from 9:30am to 4:30pm both days with a 1 hour break for lunch on your own. Scheduled dates for future workshops thus far are:

Wed-Thu, Dec 2-3, 2009 (this date is flexible if anyone wants to attend in December, but needs that time to study, etc.)

Wed-Thu, Jan 27-28, 2010

Wed-Thu, Mar 10-11, 2010

Wed-Thu, May 26-27, 2010

Wed-Thu, June 23-24, 2010

If you would like to reserve a seat or have any questions, contact Jan Drennan(, 312-386-8686)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday 11/19: Mixer with MBA, Real Estate and Public Administration

This Thursday (November 19th) at 8:45PM, come schmooze and chat with your friends and colleagues from the MBA, Real Estate and Public Administration programs over drinks at Jaks Tap (901 W. Jackson).

Friday, November 13, 2009

TOD and Meeting Friday, November 19th

On Friday November 19th, UPPSA will be holding its next General Assembly meeting and TOD. The meeting will begin at 6pm in the CUPPAH basement lounge followed by a taste of Polish cuisine at very affordable yet highly rated Czerwone Jabluskzo/Red Apple at 3121 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Please plan on joining us at both events!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Images of Northeastern Illinois Photo Contest

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has launched their 2009 Images of Northeastern Illinois Photo Contest, which will continue throughout the month of November. MUPPs are encouraged to submit photos for consideration, and two winners will be selected in each of the following categories:
  • Diversity (people, places, art, culture, food)
  • Community Vitality (walkable, vibrant places; retail; neighborhood pride)
  • Natural Environment (lakes, rivers, preserves, parks, sky, wildlife)
  • Architecture/Urban Design (plazas, buildings, neighborhoods, boulevards)
  • Transportation (pedestrians, bikes, cars, boats, trains, planes, etc.)
Prizes currently include:
  • 1 Bootcamp from Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes
  • $30 off coupons to Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes
  • Copies of "Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago" from the Illinois Humanities Council
  • Certificates for a Fresh Picks Double Box of seasonal vegetables from Irv & Shelly's Local Organic Delivery
  • Tickets to Chicago Architecture Foundation's Walking Tours
  • and MORE!
Not to mention, it will be another item to add to your resume and/or portfolio. Visit CMAP's website for additional information here.

[Photo Courtesy of CMAP]