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Up to Code: Chicago's Southland tackles distressed housing together
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  • May 21, 2015
Go to Up To Code >> A group of south suburban municipalities from the Chicago region are working together to combat neighborhood decline and blight. These communities are working with regional housing experts to test and implement cross-border strategies that will build municipal capacity to…
Goal-Driven, Right-Sized and Coordinated: Federal Investment Reform for the 21st Century
In the midst of an unprecedented economic downturn, community, civic, government, nonprofit and foundation leaders across metropolitan Chicago are planting encouraging seeds of innovation. MPC has released a white paper documenting some of those innovative local efforts, and is seeking more examples to further build the case for federal investment reform.
Vote for Chicagoland's best public place in the "What Makes Your Place Great?" photo and video contest

Online voting begins Aug. 10 and runs through Sept. 14.

After Showerheads and Sprinklers
As Illinois moves toward a state water supply plan, MPC co-hosted a May 16 conference to generate news ideas for protecting and sustaining our water resources.
MPC ramps up regional planning work plan in 2008
  • Mar 13, 2008
As the Campaign for Sensible Growth wrapped up at the end of 2007, it handed off its projects and priorities to MPC and other steering committee members.
December Media Tips
  • Dec 1, 2007
Learn Why Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Save the Planet at Dec. 6 MPC Roundtable Global warming has sent society’s conscientious consumers scrambling for low-carbon fuels and hybrid vehicles – but will these individual choices, however noble, add up to a more sustainable region? Not likely,…
Congestion Pricing 101
An introduction to congestion pricing.
Park Forest: the new community model
Campaign for Sensible Growth/Urban Land Institute-Chicago 2003 Technical Assistance Panel spawns success in south suburban Park Forest, Ill.
Senators Watson and Radogno discuss capital spending with Business Leaders for Transportation
A report on the fall quarterly Business Leaders for Transportation member meetings.
New Designs for Redevelopment in Riverdale, Illinois
  • Jan 11, 2005
Results of a week-long charrette with students from five area universities to provide new thinking of a bold redevelopment effort in the south suburbs.

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