EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

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Newsletter

September 1999

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PRESIDENT CLINTON VISITS EAST ST. LOUIS, JULY 6, 1999

President Clinton's New Markets Initiative brought him to East St. Louis on Tuesday July 6th, 1999. The faculty, staff and students of ESLARP and the NTAC were there in full force. With him and his entourage were East St. Louis' Mayor Powell, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Jackie Joyner Kersee and a host of other VIPs.

ESLARP TECHNOLOGY PRESENTED AT URISA CONFERENCE, CHICAGO

Deanna Koenigs presented ESLARP's geographic data collection techniques as well as EGRETS. Raja Shankar and Sarah Duffy extended the capabilities of the Project's on-line Urban System's Model (USM) to enable users to gain a sense of how impacts generated by proposed development projects would be distributed throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. A paper on the model and posters illustrating it's capabilities were presented by Sarah Duffy and Edgar Flagg at the URISA meeting in Chicago in August. The USM was also presented at CUPUM in Venice in September.

FALL 1999 ESLARP COURSES

LA341 Land Resource Evaluation

This course looks at different ways of evaluating the land, problems that arise when attempting to evaluate land, and policies that may be developed to address those problems.

ARCH371 Your Place, My Place, Their Place: A Housing Environments Studio

An architectural design studio with an emphasis on designing housing environments of different types for different users. The Emerson Park Development Corporation, as part of the Neighborhood Faith-Based Housing Program, requests that this design studio develops 10 homes which will be built beginning in July of 2000. EPDC will construct the ten homes next summer for low to very low income families.

ILLINOIS BOTTOMLAND EXPLORER (IBEX) RELEASED

Explore the online history of East St. Louis. View an unpublished guidebook to the city prepared by the Federal Writers Project in 1936, search for information by timeline, location or the archives.

EAST ST. LOUIS PHOENIX WEBSITE

The Phoenix website was developed with the intent of exhibiting some of the accomplishments and contributions that people from East St. Louis have made to society. Including such famous people as: Katherine Dunham, Miles Davis and Jackie Joyner Kersee, just to name a few.

NEW VERSION OF EGRETS RELEASED

ESLARP launched a new version of its online guide to geographic information about East St. Louis. Visit EGRETS to explore East St. Louis, search for maps, use the interactive map studio, and download data files.

GOOD-BYE!

We would like to wish a warm good bye to the following ESLARPians:

HELLO

Welcome the following new additions and changes to ESLARP!

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Document author(s) : Deanna Koenigs, Vicki Eddings
Last modified: 21 September 1999, Deanna Koenigs
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