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  1. #1
    Susan Bradbury
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    [IowaAPA] shadowing request

    Dear Iowa APA members:

    I am seeking planners in both the public and private sectors who would be
    willing to be interviewed by an Iowa State University Planning student. I
    am currently teaching an undergraduate planning theory course and one of
    their class assignments is to interview and if possible "shadow" a planner.
    The idea of this assignment is to teach them about what planners do, how do
    we do it and how do ethics shape our work and/or our decisions.

    If you are willing to participate please let me know. I am going to try and
    match-up students and planners based on geographical location, type of work
    (i.e. city vs. county; private vs public sector) and area of interest
    (transportation, environmental, urban design, land use, community
    development, etc.) so if you could provide me with your name,
    title/position/agency, contact information and specialization, that would
    be helpful. In terms of a time line, the interviews/shadowing will need to
    take place during the next couple of months for the assignment is due early
    April.

    As some of you are probably aware, I have made a similar requests over the
    past several years and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you
    for being so generous with your time. Thanks to all of you all of the
    students in the past were paired with a planner and they all reported it to
    be a worthwhile exercise (and judging from their papers, I believe they
    greatly benefited from the experience). Also if you could suggest someone
    else -- perhaps in your office, who also might be willing to participate,
    that would also be most welcome. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Susan L. Bradbury, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    (515) 294-8720
    email: bradbury (AT) iastate (DOT) edu

  2. #2
    James Holz
    Guest

    Re: [IowaAPA] shadowing request

    Dr. Bradbury,

    I have done this in the past and would be willing to do so again.

    Jim Holz, AICP
    Vice President
    MSA Professional Services, Inc.
    Dubuque, IA
    563.582.3973

    Community Development and Housing

    James M. Holz, AICP
    Vice President
    MSA Professional Services, Inc.
    Cell: 563-590-6351
    Email: jholz (AT) msa-ps (DOT) com

    >>> bradbury (AT) iastate (DOT) edu 2/11/2009 11:54 AM >>>

    Dear Iowa APA members:

    I am seeking planners in both the public and private sectors who would
    be
    willing to be interviewed by an Iowa State University Planning student.
    I
    am currently teaching an undergraduate planning theory course and one
    of
    their class assignments is to interview and if possible "shadow" a
    planner.
    The idea of this assignment is to teach them about what planners do,
    how do
    we do it and how do ethics shape our work and/or our decisions.

    If you are willing to participate please let me know. I am going to try
    and
    match-up students and planners based on geographical location, type of
    work
    (i.e. city vs. county; private vs public sector) and area of interest
    (transportation, environmental, urban design, land use, community
    development, etc.) so if you could provide me with your name,
    title/position/agency, contact information and specialization, that
    would
    be helpful. In terms of a time line, the interviews/shadowing will need
    to
    take place during the next couple of months for the assignment is due
    early
    April.

    As some of you are probably aware, I have made a similar requests over
    the
    past several years and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
    you
    for being so generous with your time. Thanks to all of you all of the
    students in the past were paired with a planner and they all reported
    it to
    be a worthwhile exercise (and judging from their papers, I believe they

    greatly benefited from the experience). Also if you could suggest
    someone
    else -- perhaps in your office, who also might be willing to
    participate,
    that would also be most welcome. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Susan L. Bradbury, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    (515) 294-8720
    email: bradbury (AT) iastate (DOT) edu

  3. #3
    Miner, Pam
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] shadowing request

    Dr. Bradbury:
    I would be happy to assist with this effort. In addition to myself, we have several staff planners who would be able to provide opportunities for students. Please let me know what additional information you will need to make arrangements.



    Pamela Miner, AICP

    Director

    Community Planning & Economic Development

    City of Davenport, Iowa

    226 W 4th Street, Davenport, IA 52801

    563.326.7769

    pminer (AT) ci (DOT) davenport.ia.us...avenport.ia.us>

    www.cityofdavenportiowa.com<http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com>



    ________________________________
    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Susan Bradbury
    Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:55 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: [IowaAPA] shadowing request


    Dear Iowa APA members:

    I am seeking planners in both the public and private sectors who would be
    willing to be interviewed by an Iowa State University Planning student. I
    am currently teaching an undergraduate planning theory course and one of
    their class assignments is to interview and if possible "shadow" a planner.
    The idea of this assignment is to teach them about what planners do, how do
    we do it and how do ethics shape our work and/or our decisions.

    If you are willing to participate please let me know. I am going to try and
    match-up students and planners based on geographical location, type of work
    (i.e. city vs. county; private vs public sector) and area of interest
    (transportation, environmental, urban design, land use, community
    development, etc.) so if you could provide me with your name,
    title/position/agency, contact information and specialization, that would
    be helpful. In terms of a time line, the interviews/shadowing will need to
    take place during the next couple of months for the assignment is due early
    April.

    As some of you are probably aware, I have made a similar requests over the
    past several years and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you
    for being so generous with your time. Thanks to all of you all of the
    students in the past were paired with a planner and they all reported it to
    be a worthwhile exercise (and judging from their papers, I believe they
    greatly benefited from the experience). Also if you could suggest someone
    else -- perhaps in your office, who also might be willing to participate,
    that would also be most welcome. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Susan L. Bradbury, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    (515) 294-8720
    email: bradbury (AT) iastate (DOT) edu<mail...%40iastate.edu>

  4. #4
    Brian Schoon
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] shadowing request

    Susan:



    I have done this in the past for you and would be willing to do so
    again.



    As for specialty, I spend time working on land use, transit, and hazard
    mitigation areas.



    My contact information is below.



    Brian Schoon, AICP

    Director of Development and Transit

    INRCOG

    229 East Park Avenue

    Waterloo, Iowa 50703

    phone: (319) 235-0311 Ext. 128

    fax: (319) 235-2891

    bschoon (AT) inrcog (DOT) org <mailto:bschoon (AT) inrcog (DOT) org>

    www.inrcog.org <http://www.inrcog.org>

    ________________________________

    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf
    Of Susan Bradbury
    Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:55 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: [IowaAPA] shadowing request



    Dear Iowa APA members:

    I am seeking planners in both the public and private sectors who would
    be
    willing to be interviewed by an Iowa State University Planning student.
    I
    am currently teaching an undergraduate planning theory course and one of

    their class assignments is to interview and if possible "shadow" a
    planner.
    The idea of this assignment is to teach them about what planners do, how
    do
    we do it and how do ethics shape our work and/or our decisions.

    If you are willing to participate please let me know. I am going to try
    and
    match-up students and planners based on geographical location, type of
    work
    (i.e. city vs. county; private vs public sector) and area of interest
    (transportation, environmental, urban design, land use, community
    development, etc.) so if you could provide me with your name,
    title/position/agency, contact information and specialization, that
    would
    be helpful. In terms of a time line, the interviews/shadowing will need
    to
    take place during the next couple of months for the assignment is due
    early
    April.

    As some of you are probably aware, I have made a similar requests over
    the
    past several years and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
    you
    for being so generous with your time. Thanks to all of you all of the
    students in the past were paired with a planner and they all reported it
    to
    be a worthwhile exercise (and judging from their papers, I believe they
    greatly benefited from the experience). Also if you could suggest
    someone
    else -- perhaps in your office, who also might be willing to
    participate,
    that would also be most welcome. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Susan L. Bradbury, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    (515) 294-8720
    email: bradbury (AT) iastate (DOT) edu <mailto:bradbury%40iastate.edu>

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