September 20, 2019

The 2020 APA-ISS Spring Conference will be held in Champaign-Urbana on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3. We are partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance to explore the ways that planners can support small scale development in our downtowns and neighbor...

July 19, 2019

Get excited because the APA-ISS is coming to

Champaign-Urbana, April 2-3, 2020!

Save the date now for the APA-ISS 2020 Conference and we'll have more information later.

Questions? Please contact the APA-ISS at iss@ilapa.org

(photo by TJ Blakeman, AICP)

April 22, 2019

Registration is now open for the annual 2019 APA-ISS Conference in Decatur June 6th-7th. Topics will include brownfield development, modern agriculture, lakefront development, neighborhood services, and more! Thursday will be traditional sessions and Friday will be mob...

March 20, 2019

Stakeholders in McLean County should be thinking about the oncoming deployment of autonomous vehicles, the first of which we will likely see within the next five years.

The coming AV revolution offers substantial benefits for the efficiency and safety of vehicular trave...

March 17, 2019

Join the APA-ISS in Decatur June 6-7, 2019 for their annual conference. Topics will include brownfield development, modern agriculture, lakefront development, neighborhood services, and more! Thursday will be traditional sessions and Friday will be mobile workshops. Th...

March 12, 2019

USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions and comments from the partners, stakeholders and customers who will be affected by the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Topics will include new tools in the 2018 Farm Bill to inc...

February 21, 2019

Is your community engaging in innovative planning work related to: 

  • accessing local food,  

  • providing for the needs of children and seniors,  

  • cultivating job opportunities,  

  • tackling climate change and energy conservation,...

February 1, 2019

Rural Development's Community Facilities program is here to assist! If your town needs an essential amenity (such as a police station, a town hall, a library, etc.), contact USDA Rural Development Program today and learn how the Community Facilities program can help:


R...

February 1, 2019

Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 Funders' Collaborative is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity. Illinois community-based organizations can apply for funding to engage in Census 2020 outreach efforts. The grant application is now available for download and review...

August 10, 2018

We are excited to start planning for our 2019 ISS Spring Conference! 

Decatur, Illinois traces its roots to the 1820s when a small town, beautifully placed in the midst of some of the world’s most fertile, lush, and profitable farmland incorporated itself. They took on...

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