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Regional planning for residential development is successful only to the extent it aligns with local development priorities, say Arnab Chakraborty and Dustin Allred, University of Illinois researchers in urban and regional planning.

Local development often at odds with regional land use plans, experts say

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 21, 2015

A land use plan adopted for the Sacramento, California, region aimed to get local governments to plan together for development in a way that discouraged sprawl.

Published Date: August 21, 2015


Photo courtesy W. P. Eberhard Eggers Something Beyond, ca. 1972 Lithography Gift of Lloyd E. Rigler 1981-16-78 ' W. P. Eberhard Eggers

New art exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum open Aug. 27

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2015

Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27.

Published Date: August 19, 2015


Robert Olshansky, a University of Illinois urban and regional planning professor and expert in post-disaster recovery planning, said one positive outcome of the rebuilding process in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago is greater citizen involvement in how decisions are made for the city.

Legacy of Katrina, 10 years later: More citizen involvement in decision-making

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 13, 2015

Robert Olshansky, a University of Illinois professor, head of the department of urban and regional planning and an expert in post-disaster recovery, closely followed the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the first few years following the hurricane.

Published Date: August 13, 2015


Victoria Stodden, a University of Illinois professor of library and information science, says access to data and computer code used in computational science research will provide credibility for the results and lead to better quality work.

Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 10, 2015

Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper.

Published Date: July 10, 2015


University of Illinois dance teacher Kemal Nance works with students in his African dance class.

African dance expert uses dance technique to tell the stories of African-American men

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 1, 2015

The dance piece choreographed by Kemal Nance, a lecturer in the University of Illinois Department of Dance, imagines a mythical scenario in which trees are dancing from communal joy. The work – “SHADE! (The Secret Dance of Trees)” – also serves as a metaphor of African-American culture.

Published Date: July 1, 2015