- Current shifting for Illinois water
- With change afoot in Washington, D.C., and Springfield, the opportunity for MPC to help ensure a long-term sustainable water supply in Illinois has never been greater.
- MPC launches its first Placemaking Chicago technical assistance project in Wicker Park
MPC continues to move forward with its Placemaking Chicago project by tapping community groups, neighborhood residents, and local governments as resources to make the Polish Triangle a great public space.
- Talking with Gil Penalosa
- Internationally renowned expert in Placemaking speaks at MPC’s Placemaking Workshops.
- Great Chicagoland Places
MPC continues to advocate for community-planned and programmed public places in the Chicago region. Check out www.placemakingchicago.com for more information.
- Great Lakes leaders will shape regional infrastructure investment agenda at Nov. 17 conference in Chicago
- (Chicago) … Soaring energy costs, flooding, insufficient
mass transit, and crumbling bridges – all have made recent headlines and all
stem from poor planning and the continued strain on our nation’s infrastructure.
President-elect Barack Obama’s plan to
Great Lakes restoration –…
- Calling all visionaries: MPC seeks nominations for 2008 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning
- The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is calling for nominations for the Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning, which for 19 years has recognized superior plans that have resulted in sensible growth and development in the Chicago region.
- 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.
- Creating Great Chicagoland Places: MPC partners with the Project for Public Spaces
- In March, MPC staff traveled to New York City to attend a workshop hosted by the Project for Public Spaces. The two-day workshop, titled “Streets as Places,” focused on reclaiming streets as pedestrian-friendly public spaces through "Placemaking," or designing public spaces around the way people want to use them. MPC will utilize the training to promote and build upon well-used public spaces in Chicagoland.
- Swimming against the stream
- In the face of water shortage concerns prompted by a growing population, climate change, and federal regulations, Illinois still lacks a statewide framework for managing water resources. “Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers,” a May 16 conference, will spark dialogue about the complex governance decisions necessary to manage Illinois’ future water supply.
- MPC ramps up regional planning work plan in 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.
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