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People Spots good for local economy, according to Metropolitan Planning Council research
  • Sep 25, 2014
Local businesses near People Spots—parking spaces transformed into mini-parks—see up to 80 percent increase in foot traffic, 20 percent increase in sales Contact: Mandy Burrell Booth, Metropolitan Planning Council, 312.863.6018 o 773.640.1206 m, For a…
'Under these circumstances, we cannot be divided'
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the MPC Board of Governors and Executive Advisors for a dialogue on how the region's civic and business communities can support the mayor’s key priorities, including strengthening the city’s economy, infrastructure, and quality of…
"What Makes Your Place Great?" contest now accepting photos, videos of people's favorite "undiscovered" public places in Chicagoland
  • Jun 2, 2010
(Chicago) … Many of Chicagoland’s most cherished public spaces are tucked away in the hearts of neighborhoods, known only to a lucky few. This summer, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) want to shine a spotlight on these special places…

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