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Vision Driving Development: Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative
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  • Apr 16, 2010
In 2009, Chicago Ald. Rey Colón (35th Ward), in partnership with MPC, hosted the Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative (CDI). A series of three community meetings, the goal of the Logan Square CDI was to create a set of development priorities for Milwaukee Avenue and arm residents…
Chicago partners with Foursquare to make it easier to explore city's great places
Have you ever wondered where the studios that first recorded blues are located? Or which hot dog stands serve the best Chicago-style dog? How about where your favorite scenes from movies like The Blues Brothers or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off were filmed? On Tuesday, the Chicago Office of…
Corridor Development Initiative Fact Sheet
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  • Dec 14, 2009
The Corridor Development Initiative is a hands-on planning process that helps residents understand issues such as affordable housing, density, and mixed-use design, while establishing priorities to guide future development in the community.
Placemaking Chicago Fact Sheet
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  • Dec 14, 2009
Placemaking is a people-centered approach to planning public spaces. MPC's Placemaking Chicago project supports the creation and care of quality public places in the region through policy advocacy, collaboration with public agencies and officials, technical assistance on planning projects, and…
MPC's Placemaking guidebook included in the Bold Plans Big Dreams Educators Resource guide
For many in Chicago, 2009 was a year of reflection when we celebrated the centennial anniversary of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s Plan of Chicago. For us in the planning and policy world, the anniversary of Burnham and Bennett’s plan provided not only a chance to appreciate the…
Redmoon Theatre celebrates the holiday season at the Polish Triangle
Earlier this year, MPC and WPB, the Special Service Area for the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, asked more than 700 residents about their ideas for the Polish Triangle, located at the intersection of Division Street and Ashland and Milwaukee avenues, and were rewarded with hundreds of…
Streetfilms features video from MPC's "What Makes Your Place Great?" Contest
It’s no secret that Chicagoland residents value their public spaces. When MPC asked for photos or videos of well-loved public spaces during its "What Makes Your Place Great?" contest this summer, more than 50 submissions poured in from all corners of the region. Now, one of those spaces is…
Riverdale mixed-income community earns award
Congratulations to Riverdale’s Pacesetter Gardens/Whistler Crossing and the development team for being selected to win the Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Award for Rehabilitation. The Metropolitan Planning Council has been a proud supporter of this historic redevelopment effort. Originally…
Reconnecting Neighborhoods get an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the Chicago Plan Commission

On July 15, the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved the Reconnecting Neighborhoods Plan, with an overwhelmingly positive response from the commissioners.

Reinventing investment for a more livable Chicago region

The second event of the MPC-CAF summer discussion series, "Reinventing Public Investment", focused on how federal policies in housing, transportation and economic development have shaped decisions and community development in the Chicago Region.

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