How's redistricting going in your state? Check out this gerrymandering, here in Illinois: http://www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting/?page_id=542
It's almost like they thought the posterchild for gerrymandering (Illinois' 4th Congressional district) was so great, they decided to not only keep it intact, but also replicate it in the suburbs. Check out the new 6th congressional district, which snakes from Lake Zurich down to Westmont (two completely different areas that have almost
Updated 28 May 2011 at 3:02 PM by illinoisplanner
Discovered in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... Suffice to say, there's one on the other side, as well.
It has been a while since I last posted my blog.
It must be Spring in Montana because the dandelions are growing like nobody's business in my yard, much to the chagrin of myself and the annoyance of my neighbors. Dandelions are amazing plants, really. Cut them down and a day later they are ready with new seeds to spread. No wonder they are everywhere.
My son turns eight tomorrow. I look at him and I see the little guy he used to be. I wish he could have stayed four
Is the planning profession interested in the Stimulus Funds, and I think, more importantly, will we as a profession work to create ethical, sustainable projects for that funding, rather than race to get something submitted in a political grab for the cash?
The NTIA only has 24 months to spend $4.7 Billion...I'm wondering if well thought projects that have long term impact are going to come from something that moves that fast?
And Lastly...Is the planning profession
Now that the NTIA stimulus money is approved, and ex parte meetings are being held to organize the administration and deployment of the grants, it's time for localities to begin thinking about the kind of projects they want to propose -- and there's a key issue here I'd like to address. Rather than having a run on the grant funds, in a raid-like fashion, can we develop project proposals that are ethical and sustainable in the long run, after the grant funds go away?
The NTIA funding