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Transit Innovation: Staying Connected
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores wireless internet connectivity on trains, in stations, on boats, and in terminals.
June Media Tips
  • Jun 16, 2006
Conflict, Intrigue, Emotion: Experience the Power of Planning at Two June Events Trust us: planning is a much more exciting field than most people realize. Don’t take our word for it: come hear one of your peers make the case. Veteran journalist Anthony Flint, who covered planning,…
Broadband wireless coming to a corner near you
  • Dec 5, 2005
The City of Chicago is moving to develop high speed broadband wireless access throughout the city to spur economic development and meet the needs of underserved areas.
Teaming for Technology bridges Digital Divide in Chicago
  • Mar 10, 2004
With the support of IBM, United Way, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Teaming for Technology continues to answer the 1997 call to “ensure that all our youth have access to the … fundamental resources that can help them lead healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives.”
CONNECTED COMMUNITIES: Municipalities discover innovative ways to keep their citizens connected
  • Jun 2, 2003
Beyond the well-known high tech regions, communities throughout the U.S. are implementing ways to provide their citizens with affordable, high-speed Internet services.
A Comparison of the Gubernatorial Candidates' Positions on Education
  • Aug 22, 2002
Excerpts from the gubernatorial candidates' education plans on key education issues.
Developing an Education Technology Agenda for Illinois
In this report, Network 21: Quality Schools and Stronger Communities takes a critical look at technology use in Illinois schools, and makes recommendations for how to improve students' and teachers' skills.
Testimony on new $15 million state Digital Divide program
In a testimony to the House Computer Technology Committee, MPC and CTCNet Chicago offer recommendations on priorities for the Eliminate the Digital Divide program, a $15 million fund for Digital Divide efforts, resulting from last year's telecommunications rewrite bill.
MPC policy forum hashes out education technology agenda for Illinois
Network 21 and MPC lead the "Developing an Education Technology Agenda in Illinois" policy forum, drawing leaders in the field to work through how to improve the use of technology in every Illinois classroom.
MPC Roundtable: Technology the future of transportation
  • Jul 13, 2001
MPC's July transit and technology roundtable looked at how technologies will integrate the Chicago region's transit, improving it for riders.

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