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2011 Annual Luncheon
What, Where and How?
Rethinking the Retail Landscape
  • Audio
  • Jun 29, 2011
Listen to MPC's 2011 Annual Luncheon, "What, Where and How? Rethinking the Retail Landscape," which featured a conversation about Walmart’s national urban strategy with Tom Mars, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart U.S.
Walmart senior exec discusses new urban retail strategy, company's plans to roll out minority supplier program in Chicago, at MPC Annual Luncheon
  • Jun 27, 2011
At its 2011 Annual Luncheon, Metropolitan Planning Council also awards the Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning to Magellan Development Group for Lakeshore East (Chicago)….. As Walmart continues to expand in the Chicago market with a focus on smaller format stores, the company is…
Magellan Development Group wins MPC 2011 Burnham Award for Lakeshore East
  • Jun 17, 2011
Lakeshore East, the blossoming ‘village in the heart of the city’ rising a block north of Millennium Park, has been selected as winner of the esteemed 2011 Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning. Established in 1988, the award, named in honor of…
Good ideas for cities
The GOOD blog has been on a roll lately. For more than a month, the web site has posted one Idea for Cities each day, sparked by a brainstorm on the future of cities inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September 2009. Among my favorites: DIY Cities: This proposed open…
Chicago region answers Obama’s call for innovative ways to support sustainable metropolitan development
  • Oct 23, 2009
(Chicago) … At the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) 2009 Annual Luncheon in September, MPC President MarySue Barrett moderated a panel discussion with U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, HUD’s Shelley Poticha, and White House Office of…
MPC launches Placemaking technical assistance project at 26th and Federal streets on Chicago's Near South Side

MPC adds a community green space to its list of Placemaking Chicago technical assistance projects.

Cabinet secretaries discuss federal reforms to support metro regions at record-breaking MPC Annual Luncheon
  • Sep 17, 2009

MPC's 2009 Annual Luncheon featured a conversation with officials from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about their new Sustainable Communities Partnership, and Chicago's role as a laboratory for change.

Three Cabinet secretaries to discuss new era of federal-metro collaboration at MPC Annual Luncheon Sept. 17 in the Loop
  • Sep 11, 2009
Metropolitan Planning Council will share models from metro Chicago with secretaries and White House Office of Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrión, to inform the Obama administration’s Sustainable Communities Partnership and other plans to support local
Reinventing public investment for a greener Chicago region
  • Sep 10, 2009

The final installment of the MPC-CAF summer discussion series, "Reinventing Public Investment," focused on opportunities for more environmentally and economically sustainable energy, drinking water, and wastewater policies.

What would you ask the three U.S. Cabinet secretaries keynoting MPC’s Annual Luncheon?

What changes would you like to see at the federal level to support innovation in your own community? Share your questions and ideas with MPC, and help shape the discussion at our Sept. 17 Annual Luncheon.

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