Monday, December 28, 2009

Metro areas get chunk of rural stimulus aid

WASHINGTON — More than $2.7 billion of stimulus aid for struggling parts of rural America has gone to the nation's biggest metropolitan areas.

That's nearly a quarter of the $12 billion in rural assistance the government has paid out so far under President Obama's economic stimulus package, a USA TODAY review shows. It went to small, far-flung suburbs in metropolitan areas with more than a million residents, including growing towns around Atlanta and Phoenix. . . . [click here to continue reading]

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Community Scholars Event - Friday!

Fellow MUPPs,

On behalf of the UPPSA Board and the Community Scholars team, I would like to extend this gesture of encouragement for you to attend the fundraising event for the Community Scholars program. This initiative is not just about MUPP master's projects. It is about starting a new approach to applying our learning and unique expertise in an effort to address real community problems. Our hope is that this program will continue on and develop further in future years.

We have high hopes for this initiative, but in order for it to succeed the team needs your support. UPPSA has expressed its support for the Community Scholars team's endeavours in pledging funds to assist with putting on this event. Please express yours by attending on Friday. Meet new fellow MUPPs, learn more about what is to come, hear some music, and enjoy the Pilsen Art Walk!

When?: Friday, December 11th, 6 - 10pm
Where?: Per Populus Gallery in Pilsen, 626 W. 18th Street (at Des Plaines)
What else?: $10 suggested donation, raffle with some great prizes (one month unlimited yoga, free bike maintenance, more), Pilsen Art Walk!

Link to event invite on Facebook:

Hope to see you there,

Jason Saavedra
Candidate, Master of Urban Planning and Policy '10
President, Urban Planning and Policy Student Association

P.S. - if I have not yet met you, please find me at the event and introduce yourself!