Innovation + Pragmatism + Collaboration =
Real Solutions for a Vibrant Region
For nearly eight decades, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has developed and implemented innovative, pragmatic solutions to planning and development challenges in Chicagoland. Through research, advocacy and demonstration projects, MPC is a trusted partner to governments, businesses and communities as each confronts the region’s pressing needs so that everyone who lives and works here can thrive. Grounded in the greater Chicago metropolitan region, including northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and southeastern Wisconsin, our solutions can be put to work in cities and regions across the U.S. and around the world.
Our work has been proven to transform places and lives, by impacting four critical aspects of a healthy region:
- Strong economy
- Vibrant neighborhoods
- Quality housing & transportation
- Well-managed natural assets
Learn more about MPC's work.
MPC 2013 Agenda
Read MPC's 2013 Plan for Prosperity, our 12-month agenda for researching, advocating and implementing policies that advance our mission to shape a more competitive and livable greater Chicago region.
Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth.