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MPC supports Chicago's bids to host Barack Obama Presidential Library
  • Dec 9, 2014
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) celebrated with the rest of Chicago in September when the Barack Obama Foundation announced that two of the four finalists for the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library—University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago—are in our…
MEDIA ADVISORY: Cook County to discuss new BUILT in Cook Loan Fund
  • Apr 15, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY FROM COOK COUNTY WHO: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). WHAT: BUILT in Cook Loan Fund - $30 Million Loan Guarantee Program approved by HUD. Fund will spur economic growth to finance…
New report provides recommendations for developing vibrant retail districts in Bronzeville
  • Mar 19, 2012
(Chicago) … Neighborhoods across Chicago are rethinking retail in response to a changing housing market, shifting economic realities, and new and existing residents’ wants and needs. In partnership with the Bronzeville Alliance, a coalition of local community organizations in the…
August Media Tips
  • Aug 25, 2009
MPC welcomes three Cabinet secretaries for Sept. 17 Annual Luncheon Capping off a recent day-long discussion on the future of America’s metropolitan areas with the White House Office of Urban Affairs and Domestic Policy Council, President Barack Obama announced that members of his…
States can make most of stimulus funding through investment strategies that target metropolitan regions
  • Jan 28, 2009

MPC urges Illinois and other states not to squander economic recovery funding through business-as-usual spending, but rather to allow metropolitan regions to create their own investment plans to jumpstart the U.S. economy

July Media Tips
  • Jul 1, 2008
Bicycle Tales from Two Metropolitan Cities: Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden Allstate Technology Consultant Jace Cole is what you would call a bicycle enthusiast. Over the past two summers, the Chicago native has logged more than a 1,000 miles on his bicycle through grueling, 38-mile,…
Community members invited to help plan retail, transportation access on city's Near North Side
  • Mar 11, 2008
(Chicago) … The Clybourn corridor between North and Ashland avenues has adapted from a manufacturing hub to a diverse and bustling commercial center. Meanwhile, residential development in the neighborhood continues, including two new mixed-income communities being created by the…
Community members invited to help plan retail, transportation access on city's Mid-South Side
  • Feb 14, 2008
Reconnecting Neighborhoods will host three public meetings Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 5 giving local stakeholders opportunity to learn, play key role in planning their community
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,…
September Media Tips
  • Sep 1, 2007
New Study: Affordable Homes Near Jobs, Transit Key to Slowing Climate Change A new national study offers conclusive evidence that reducing metropolitan Chicago’s energy consumption relies on meeting the growing demand for affordable homes near jobs and transportation options. Growing…

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