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Placemaking Chicago Technical Assistance Application
MPC is currently accepting applications for a Placemaking Technical Assistance project for a park or garden in Chicago.
The Creative City: Keeping Chicago Vibrant and Viable

Bob McNulty of the Partners for Livable Communities spoke to a sold-out crowd at MPC’s first 2009 roundtable, “The Creative City: Keeping Chicago Vibrant and Viable.”

MPC applauds Chicago's first step toward congestion pricing
On February 8th, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced a plan to outsource meter management to a private firm that would use congestion pricing mechanisms by altering rates to coincide with the times of day when there is peak parking demand.
Within Chicago’s Reach: Building Transit Friendly Neighborhoods for All
  • Jan 14, 2008
MPC’s Winter 2008 Roundtable, “Within Our Reach: Your World in Half a Mile,” captured the attention of planners, developers, elected officials, and community groups from around the region, as it explored the opportunities and challenges to integrating neighborhood development with transit service.
Third annual mayors and homebuilders forum offers glimpse at possible collaborations
More than 60 regional mayors and homebuilders gather in Schaumburg in December to discuss strategies for cooperation and partnerships on housing.
Going for the Gold: Chicago's Olympic Destiny
  • Nov 12, 2007
MPC's 2007 Annual Meeting Luncheon is set for Thursday, November 29, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The event, featuring the Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell, MP Minister for the Olympics and London, is sure to inspire the Chicagoland community to capitalize on its selection as the U.S. bid city for the 2016 Olympic Games.
In case you missed it: Inaugural William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy is online
  • Oct 15, 2007
View presentations from speakers at "Moving the Region in a New Direction," a day-long working conference to explore new ways to plan, manage and finance transportation investments.
MPC testimony to the Illinois House Mass Transit Committee
Peter Skosey, MPC vice president of external relations, testified before Rep. Julie Hamos' committee on October 9, 2007, to discuss transit funding options.
State transportation experts discuss budget and transit funding
  • Sep 26, 2007
Business Leaders get look behind transportation funding curtain
Much ado about the Olympics
The year 2016 … where will you be, what will you be doing? If city leaders are successful, Chicagoans will be enjoying the festivities surrounding the XXXI Olympiad. But what if Chicago is not chosen to host the Olympics in 2016? Can the region still be a winner? To assemble the bid…

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