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  • Sep 18, 2009
By Kathy Hopinkah Hannan I am very proud to me a new member of the MPC Board of Governors and am looking forward to getting engaged. It really is an exciting time to join MPC. I have always been exceptionally proud of Chicago and understand that the success of Chicago is a result of the planning…
Corridor Development Initiative
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  • Nov 3, 2008
Communities often find themselves reacting to a developers proposal, rather than working to attract development that fits a local vision. MPC is reversing this dynamic through the Corridor Development Initiative, which helps local stakeholders learn to articulate their own clear vision of the…
Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers: Is the State of Illinois Prepared for Water Shortages?
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  • May 16, 2008
To ensure the region has enough clean water now and in the future, water experts and professionals from Illinois and across the Great Lakes region came together at “Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers: Water Governance Solutions for Illinois,” an all-day conference in Chicago, sponsored…
Planning 1-2-3: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Writing a Comprehensive Plan in Illinois
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  • Feb 1, 2006
This workbook is designed as a step-by-step guide for Illinois municipal officials to prepare a local comprehensive plan for their communities. The term “comprehensive plan” means the vision of what the community wants to become and the steps needed to meet that goal. It is a statement…

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