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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.
Transit Innovation: Transit-Oriented Development in Fruitvale
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC uncovers the building blocks for a successful transit-oriented development in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities: A compilation of MPC forums and publications

To explore the many ingredients necessary to promote successful mixed-income communities, MPC and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation co-hosted over a dozen forums, in collaboration with the CHA, showcasing national best practices, local innovation and opportunities to explore how housing developers, policymakers, community-based organizations and other stakeholders  could promote the success of the Plan for Transformation.   Frequently, these forums also provided an opportunity to release relevant publications and data..


MPC’s public housing forum revisits the rehabs
The first Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities forum of 2008 explored the rehabilitation of CHA’s remaining family properties.
Within Chicago’s Reach: Building Transit Friendly Neighborhoods for All
  • Jan 14, 2008
MPC’s Winter 2008 Roundtable, “Within Our Reach: Your World in Half a Mile,” captured the attention of planners, developers, elected officials, and community groups from around the region, as it explored the opportunities and challenges to integrating neighborhood development with transit service.
Access, Amenities, Opportunity: MPC launches Reconnecting Neighborhoods project
  • Dec 13, 2007
In partnership with the City of Chicago, Regional Transportation Authority, and HNTB, in November, MPC convened citywide stakeholders in community planning initiative in three neighborhoods.
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,…
Streets as Places: Sold out roundtable creates buzz about rethinking how we use our streets

Learn the secrets of “placemaking” from Fred Kent, founder and president of internationally-renowned Project for Public Spaces, and join the movement to transform your community’s rundown streets into desirable neighborhood places.

Ogden Avenue Redevelopment Process: Listening to the Community
MPC's involvement in the redesign of Ogden Avenue will help organize North Lawndale around its strongest assets and catalyze redevelopment of the community at large.
Metropolitan Planning Council celebrates Olympics win, recommends priorities to achieve 'lasting legacy'
  • Apr 18, 2007
MPC encourages city, Chicago 2016 to undertake projects that will improve quality of life, equity of opportunity, and economic redevelopment in metropolitan Chicago

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