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Advancing Livability Principles: Federal Investment Reform Lessons from the Chicagoland Experience
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  • Oct 30, 2009
During a time of historic economic change, the strength of the Chicagoland region – or any region across the nation, for that matter -- depends on smart federal investment strategies. As more and more communities need resources to fund outdated infrastructure, deal with the foreclosure…
Discover Asia on Argyle
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  • Apr 15, 2009
Ald. Mary Ann Smith (48th Ward), Ald. Helen Shiller (46th Ward), and Uptown United reached out to MPC and the Urban Land Institute-Chicago (ULI) to conduct a two-day ULI Technical Assistance Panel for the Argyle District, a pan-Asian retail strip on Chicago's North Side. The panel brought together…
Putting Illinois Back on the Map
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  • May 1, 2008
MPC's recommendations in this May 2008 report offered a package of policy and revenue recommendations with one common goal: to improve Chicago’s transportation network to ensure the region’s continued economic growth. Without new and progressive transportation policies and sufficient…
Building Connections between the East Side and Hill Communities, Chicago Heights,Ill
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  • Jul 16, 2007
New First Community Development Corporation and the City of Chicago Heights, Ill., approached Urban Land Institute-Chicago and the Campaign for Sensible Growth to conduct a Technical Assistance Panel in the summer of 2006. The charge of the volunteer panel was to strengthen and connect the East…

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