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Mission Matters: Our 2017 Annual Report

What’s “never been done before” is what we do best—from new data that quantifies the cost of segregation to all of us, to bold architectural concepts that inspire a continuous riverfront trail, to a creative new guidebook that promises safe, clean and efficient water supplies. At MPC, we take action with integrity, because Mission Matters.

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  • Drinking Water 1-2-3

    Drinking Water 1-2-3

    A new guidebook to understand and proactively address our region's drinking water needs

  • #BustedCommute


    A crowdsourced photo campaign that captures failing transportation infrastructure in Illinois

  • Great Rivers Chicago

    Great Rivers Chicago

    Reconnecting communities and their rivers

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2018 Transformer Awards 

October 11, 2018, 8:30 to 11 a.m. CST
Gleacher Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

This November, voters will head to polls and cast their ballots. Regardless of who is elected, those working in and with government need to take stock: what’s working now and how do we proactively plan for Illinois’ future. Join us Thursday, October 11, as Transform Illinois examines the solutions. 

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Shaping a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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