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Apply now for Illinois Rain Garden Grant
This post was written by MPC research assistant Alex Gilbert. The Illinois Conservation Fund, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are working together to create a Rain Garden Grant. Selected applicants will receive up to $1,000 to plant and construct rain…
Before the Wells Run Dry: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies for Illinois
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  • Nov 19, 2009
This report recommends coordinated planning and implementation strategies that will capitalize on the work of the pilot regional planning groups, integrate regional plans with state and local practices, and ensure the long-term sustainability and efficient use of our finite, fragile water…
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Before the Wells Run Dry: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies for Illinois
  • Publication
  • (1 MB)
  • Nov 19, 2009
This report recommends coordinated planning and implementation strategies that will capitalize on the work of the pilot regional planning groups, integrate regional plans with state and local practices, and ensure the long-term sustainability and efficient use of our finite, fragile water…
Every drop counts

“Before the Wells Run Dry,” a half-day forum hosted by MPC and Openlands on Oct. 13, drove home one key message: ‘Water waste and inefficiency we can solve; water scarcity is something our region must avert.’ 

Growing population, leaky pipes, inconsistent planning lead to projected water shortages, quality issues in Illinois
  • Sep 30, 2009

Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands to discuss proposals for improving local and regional water supply planning, conservation strategies across Illinois, at Oct. 13 forum in the Loop 

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.

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.
Swimming upstream
Legislation requiring high-volume across Illinois to report their usage passed the House unanimously on May 19, 2009, and will soon be law. With this major victory toward sustainable water supply management, MPC now turns its attention to the state’s budget to ensure that this invaluable new data does not just run down the drain.
Conservation easements still the way to go for agricultural preservation
Illinois Senate Bill 286, which would have empowered county governments to create farmland preservation easement programs, died in the House on May 7, 2009. One argument against easements is that zoning is an effective tool to preserve farms. MPC offers a handful of reasons to the contrary.
Planning for Prosperity: MPC releases 2009 policy agenda
MPC's 2009 policy agenda lays out new investment strategies and priorities that will brace our region against the harsh economic headwind, and ensure we invest our limited resources wisely – netting short-term economic gains and building a foundation for long-term sustainability.

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