Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Internship at ECCO

I spoke to Dr. Kelley, and found that this internship would be eligible for academic credit. Please contact Dr. Kelley for more information regarding enrollment for credit. [Brian]

The Spokane International District is in the East Central Neighborhood, and the boundaries are from Helena to Crestline, I-90 to the railroad tracks. We work to implement a comprehensive community development effort to increase the vibrancy of this neighborhood focusing on the neighborhood commercial center and surrounding residential neighborhood. The District efforts are lead by a partnership between ECCO, ESBA, Impact Capital and the City of Spokane.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of East Central Community Organization (ECCO), ECCO has one opening for an internship in Community Development and Historic Preservation. The intern will assist in the implementation of public outreach activities to engage the general public and key business stakeholders to enhance and improve the work of the Spokane International District. Tasks may include: helping to develop business recruitment materials; historic preservation research and definition; help with social media and webpage content; preparing reports; general researching; and related tasks aimed at ensuring the sustainable development of the Spokane International District. This internship will last for the duration of one quarter roughly 10 weeks for 20 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicant must be enrolled in undergraduate degree program or have just completed an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a graduate degree in urban planning, rural planning and development, economic development, public administration or a related field. Ideal candidate should be able to work independently or with minimal supervision. Candidate should be skilled in Microsoft Office and data research plus have excellent writing and oral presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Applicants with excellent skills in Sketch up, Adobe Photoshop, or other graphic programs are preferred. Experience or ability in Web design is a plus.

$1000.00 per Quarter

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to: by June 24th, 2011

Landon Carrell
ECCO/International District Coordinator
Office: 509-868-0856

Friday, June 17, 2011

Planners' Alpine Club - New June Hike

Hi Planners – I am passing on the information below regarding a hiking opportunity organized by the Planner's Alpine Club.

Hike 2: Tronsen Ridge (near Blewett Pass). When: Saturday June 25 Meeting time/place: TBD Hike Stats: 8 miles round trip, up to 1,200 feet elevation gain, moderate difficulty Highlights: Ridge hike with views & wild flowers If you're interested in joining us, email me at

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brown Bag Scheduled

The Inland Empire Section, Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association invites you to join us for a student presentation by Anthony Summers

Topic: Make It Happen Now! Creative, short-term implementation plans.

Friday, June 17th , 2011, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., Spokane City Hall Council Briefing Center, 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard

Each year, the Inland Empire Section helps send students to the
American Planning Association National Conference. In return, they
present some of their studies at a brown bag lunch for the rest of us.
Come hear about what they've studied and what's on their minds as they
get ready to say adios to school for the summer!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Studio Presentation on Bike Facilities

All planning faculty and students are cordially invited to attend Senior Capstone/Studio presentation Tuesday in Rm 117 at 2 PM.

Studio Presentation: Learning from Implementation: Assessing Bike Facilities on 37th

Over the past two years, the City implemented both sharrows (Regal to Perry) and a bike lane (Perry to Grand) along 37th. Having these two distinct bike facility types on the same corridor provides an opportunity to assess differences, if any, in bicyclist and motorist behavior. Local university students have undertaken that assessment.

In 2009 GU engineering seniors, followed by EWU senior planning students in 2010–11, have assessed both sharrow and lane segments. On June 7th, 2PM in Room 117 of Riverpoint Phase I Bldg, the EWU student team will provide a 30-minute presentation on findings, implications, and recommendations. Coffee and lite refreshments will be provided. Hope you can attend.

Bill Kelley, Professor
Urban and Regional Planning