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Keeping Neighborhoods Great
Activity Code: S652
Date: Tuesday, April 16
What attributes make a neighborhood more livable? And how can planners influence those attributes? Examine four “great neighborhoods” from APA’s Great Places in America program to learn what makes neighborhoods special and how planners can keep them great. This panel discussion will provide ideas and tips for planners to provide affordable housing, manage parking and traffic, and increase walkability in communities of all sizes.
Elizabeth Tyler, FAICP
Director, City of Urbana Cmty Dev.
Phone: (217) 384-2439
Work: Community Development Director for the City of Urbana, Illinois and Adjunct Lecturer for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over thirty years experience as a city planner, working for a number of government agencies and private consulting firms. Emphases include community development, neighborhood planning, environmental assessment and city-university development.
Education: Ph.D., Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dissertation topic: Development of an Environmental Values Typology M.L.A., Environmental Planning, University of California at Berkeley BA, Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado at Boulder
Publications: Joanne Vining, Elizabeth Tyler and Byoung-Suk Kweon. 2000. “Public Values, Opinions, and Emotions in Restoration Controversies”. Chapter in Restoring Nature, Paul H. Gobster and Bruce Hull, Editors. Island Press. Joanne Vining, Elizabeth Tyler & Byoung-Suk Kweon. “Psychological Aspects of Environmental Restoration”. Chapter in book Restoring Nature, Paul H. Gobster and Bruce Hull, Editors. Island Press. Joanne Vining and Elizabeth Tyler. 1999. “Values, Emotions and Desired Outcomes Reflected in Public Responses to Forest Management Plans,” Human Ecology Review. Volume 6, No. 1. Larissa Larsen, Jeffrey Adams, Brian Deal, Byoung-Suk Kweon, and Elizabeth Tyler, 1998. "Plants in the Workplace: The Effects of Plant Density on Productivity, Attitudes, and Perceptions." Environment and Behavior. Volume 30, No. 3. Vicki Daitch, Byoung-Suk Kweon, Larissa Larsen, Elizabeth Tyler, and Joanne Vining, 1996. "Personal Environmental Histories: Expressions of Self and Place." Human Ecology Review. Volume 3, No. 1. Elizabeth Tyler and John Thelen Steere, 1992. "In Berkeley, a Farewell to Arms," Planning, American Planning Association, Chicago, IL.
Other Publications: In addition to academic publications, prepared over 150 professional reports, including numerous planning documents and environmental impact assessments. Joanne Vining with Elizabeth Tyler and Larissa Larsen, 1997. Evaluation of Facilitator Journals, Chicago Park District, Neighborhoods First Initiative. Consultant's Final Report Prepared for the Chicago Park District. Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995. Values, Emotions, and Desired Outcomes Reflected in Public Response to Forest Management Plans, Research support by USDA Forest Service North Central Forest Experimentation Station. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1993. Environmental Review Guide for U.S. Army Europe, USACERL Technical Report, Champaign, IL. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1992. Integration of Environmental Planning in the Master Planning Process, USACERL Technical Report, Champaign, IL
Past Assignments: "Local Planning, Government and Law", University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UP 311, Spring Semesters "Citizen Planner Workshop", with Chuck Bevelheimer, Illinois Chapter of American Planning Association, Moline, IL, October 4, 2012. "Women Planning Directors", panel discussion, American Planning Association National Conference, Los Angeles, April 17, 2012. "Ethical Dilemmas", Illinois State Section Conference, Ethics Session, March 22, 2012 "Citizen Planner Training”, with Bruce Knight, FAICP, APA Illinois and Chaddick Institute, Peoria, IL, October 13, 2011 "Local Strategies for Dealing with Problem Properties & Foreclosures, Illinois Municipal Treasurer's Association, Champaign, IL, June 27, 2011 “Women Planning Directors Across the U.S.”, Panelist, APA National Conference, Boston, MA, April, 2011 “Childcare and Sustainable Communities”, Moderator, Utah Chapter, APA Webinar Series, March 1, 2011 "Planning for an Aging Population," Presenter and Moderator, Utah Chapter, APA Webinar Series, February 17, 2011. "On Becoming a Leader in Planning", Panelist, Illinois State Chapter APA Conference, Normal, IL, September 23, 2010 "New Trends in Transit Accessibility", Presenter, Illinois State Chapter APA Conference, Normal, IL, September 23, 2010 "Child Care and Disaster Recovery", Presenter and Moderator, APA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 2010 "Green Spaces for Healthy Kids," Presenter and Moderator, APA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 27, 2009 "Whose Family is it Anyway," Presenter and Panelist, APA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 29,2009 "Ethics Panel", Illinois State Chapter APA Conference, Champaign, Illinois, October 29, 2008. "FAICP Panel: Is the Future of Planning Sustainable?", Upper Midwest Planning Conference, APA, Madison, Wisconsin, September 19, 2008. "Sustainability and Growth Management in Urbana and Surrounding Areas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UP 594 Class, April 16, 2008. "Codes and Housing for an Aging Population", Planning for an Aging Population, Fall Citizens Planning Workshop, Bloomington, Illinois, October 5, 2007. "Applications to City of Urbana Planning Practice", Lew Hopkins Planning Practice Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 7, 2007. "Human Dimensions of Municipal Planning", Human Dimensions of the Environment Scholars Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2004. "Untangling the Web", Illinois Chapter, American Planning Association, Annual Conference, Starved Rock, Illinois, June 13, 2003. "Livable Communities and the Public Interest", Planning Commissioners Training, Bloomington, Illinois, October 4, 2002. “Comprehensive Planning in the New Millennium.” Presentation at the American Planning Association, 2002 National Planning Conference, April 16. 2002. “Sprawl - Is Planning the Cause or Solution?.” Presentation at the Illinois Student Environmental Network, Annual Conference. DuPaul University, Chicago, Illinois. March 3, 2001. “Internship Opportunities in Urban Planning.” Presentation at the Illinois Student Environmental Network, Annual Conference. DuPaul University, Chicago, Illinois. March 3, 2001. “Visioning Workshop for a Livable Community.” Presentation at the Institute for Planning and Zoning, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. December 8, 2000 (with Rob Kowalski and Swasti Shah).
Harold B. Simmons
City of Boise
Phone: (208) 384-3853
Work: Hal Simmons has been Boise City Planning Director since 2004. Prior to that appointment he served as Boise’s Comprehensive Planning Manager for 11 years. He directed the production of the 1993 Boise Comprehensive Plan,oversaw the 2011 Comprehensive Plan rewrite and has written or co-written several New Urbanism and Smart Growth-oriented zoning ordinances for the City including Pedestrian Commercial, Townlot Residential, Accessory Dwelling Unit and Specific Plan codes.
Neighborhood Planner, City of Lake Oswego
Cecilia D. Gallardo
Deputy Director, City Of San Diego
Work: Cecilia Gallardo is Deputy Director of Advanced Planning and Engineering in the Development Services Department for the City of San Diego. Cecilia oversees the current and long range planning functions of the Department, including the management of the Community Plan Update program, Environmental Review, Long-Term Permit Monitoring, and Engineering Entitlements. Cecilia has almost 20 years of experience in land use planning, permitting and environmental review. Cecilia has worked for several municipalities in California and Texas in both current and long range planning, including the City of Austin, Texas’ Neighborhood Planning Program.
Education: Cecilia has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from UCLA, and a Master’s in Urban Planning, also from UCLA.