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New coalition wants Outer Harbor protected from overdevelopment
The Buffalo News (8/31)
In New York, The Queen City Landing apartment tower proposal at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor has been a lightning rod for environmental activists.

South Works back on the market
Chicago Tribune (8/1)
Looking for some beachfront property close to the Loop? South Works, a massive, long-vacant U.S. Steel site along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Ill., is back on the market.

EDITORIAL: Protecting open space: Land trusts preserve areas from pressures for development
Watertown Daily Times (7/26)
Lands along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Indian River lakes face ever-increasing demands for development. As a result, land trusts have emerged to preserve wild and undeveloped lands.

Ohio expands water quality monitoring
WKSU – Kent, OH (7/13)
Scientists from Ohio State and several conservation agencies have launched a pilot project to work with group-owned ponds and small lakes to help provide water quality monitoring services.

COMMENTARY: Michigan must act now to shut down Enbridge's Line 5
Detroit Free Press (6/23)
The commentator argues that we must move now, with all deliberate speed, to develop an alternative to the Line 5 oil pipeline and put it in place.

Wisconsin city allowed unprecedented access to Lake Michigan for drinking water
Chicago Tribune (6/22)
Governors from the eight Great Lakes states agreed Tuesday to allow a Wisconsin city to start pumping millions of gallons a day from Lake Michigan, marking the largest diversion of water from the lakes since Chicago reversed the flow of the Chicago River in 1900.

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alt.planning.urban Newsgroup
A newsgroups dedicated to urban planning. For more information on news groups, see GLIN's newsgroup page.

American Planning Association
The APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning at the local, regional, state and national levels.

Canadian Institute of Planners
The Canadian Institute of Planners has been dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning throughout Canada since 1919.

Geographic Information Systems Advisory Services Program
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Provides assistance on the application of computer-based GIS. Stimulated by recent state legislation, all 72 Wisconsin counties, plus many cities, villages and townships, are actively pursuing the modernization of their land records.

Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association
This site provides Minnesota professional and citizen planners information to help with day-to-day issues encountered, as well as information for professional development.

Ontario Professional Planners Institute
OPPI represents the professional planning community of Ontario.

Planning Assistance to States (Section 22 of WRDA 1974)
In 1974, Congress provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a general authority to provide assistance to states in the planning for the development, utilization, and conservation of water and related land resources. Recent amendments have expanded this assistance to ecosystem planning.

Planning Commissioners Journal
This quarterly publication designed for citizen planners covers a wide range of planning issues, media relations, creating a comprehensive plan, conflicts of interest & ex-parte communications, running an effective meeting and developing good staff-commissioner relations.

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GLIN: Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Ecosytem Management in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Land Use in the Great Lakes Region
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