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|City of Galesburg Receives Award for East Main Plans
|The City of Galesburg will be presented with an award at its upcoming City Council meeting from the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association for its recent East Main Street Corridor Plan. The East Main Street Corridor is one of two major entrances to the City from Interstate 74 and is often the first impression visitors have of Galesburg. The Corridor Plan was awarded in the Student Project category for the extensive outreach and community engagement that went into producing the plan, as well as the professional level of work from the students from the University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Every year the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association conducts an Awards Program to recognize excellence in planning in Illinois. This year's ILAPA awards program included 13 categories and was the most successful to date by receiving more nominations than any prior awards program. The Student Project Award recognizes excellence in urban planning study and demonstrates the link between academia and practice.
At the Galesburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, a representative from APA-IL will present the City of Galesburg, along with the students of the University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning, with the award.
"I'm honored to present this award on behalf of the board and the awards committee," said Courtney Owen, Professional Development Officer for the Illinois Chapter. "The collaborative nature of this project between the students, the City of Galesburg and the U of I Extension Office serves as a model for other communities."
For a list of all of the ILAPA 2009 Award recipients, CLICK HERE.
To view the East Main Street Corridor plan, CLICK HERE (pdf document).
(Information from City of Galesburg)
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