Interesting article in the Urbanophile about suburbs transitioning into cities.
Ty has accepted a position as the first Executive Director of the newly formed Flint Hills Regional Council in the vicinity of Manhattan, Kansas, home of Kansas State University and Fort Riley Army Base, about two hours west of Kansas City.
Ty did a great job for the Chicago Metro area and for Will County. Good luck to Ty and his family as they open a new chapter in their lives.
by "Pete" Pointner, FAICP, ALA, ITE
Very informative article by Pete Pointer in the Illinois American Planning Association Newsletter at:
Interesting Article in Planetizen about Livable Cities
Good Scoop from Peoria Magazines
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The Heartland Partnership family of companies has launched a new community campaign called "I'm Stepping Up." It is designed to give people in the Peoria Metro a way to step up and continue moving the region forward.
The Heartland Partnership and EDC President/CEO, Jim McConoughey, said "We are coming out of a very difficult economic period and this campaign gives people an outlet to share good news for a change." The campaign centers on a blue box that people are being encouraged to step up onto and tell their positive stories. "We want them to tell what they are doing that's positive and good for the region. Anyone can participate; young, old, man, woman, business, individual ... anyone can do this." Supporters are encouraged to take video and photos of people stepping up and submit them through www.imsteppingup.net . Online you will also find more ideas on how you can step up.
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