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Great Lakes leaders will shape regional infrastructure investment agenda at Nov. 17 conference in Chicago
  • Nov 10, 2008
(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 support Great Lakes restoration –…
October Media Tips
  • Oct 1, 2008
Regional Groups Building Consensus for Pro-Metro U.S. Policies As the nation prepares for an historic presidential election, a broad range of Chicago-area civic groups is coming together to develop recommendations for reforming federal policies to support metropolitan regions. Over the…
Surrogates for Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama to keynote MPC Annual Luncheon Sept. 8 in the Loop
  • Sep 2, 2008
Speakers will respond to questions from Metropolitan Planning Council about candidates’ strategies for supporting metropolitan regions
New report: traffic congestion costs Chicago region, individuals much more than previously estimated
  • Jul 29, 2008
Metropolitan Planning Council’s new report sheds light on hidden costs of traffic congestion and why Illinois must change how it invests in transportation infrastructure
July Media Tips
  • Jul 1, 2008
Bicycle Tales from Two Metropolitan Cities: Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden Allstate Technology Consultant Jace Cole is what you would call a bicycle enthusiast. Over the past two summers, the Chicago native has logged more than a 1,000 miles on his bicycle through grueling, 38-mile,…
William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium to shape reform agenda for region's transportation system
  • Oct 15, 2007
Recommendations likely to include new approaches for implementing, managing and financing transportation projects, adapted from worldwide best practices
Overhaul of region's transportation system to be focus of Inaugural William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium
  • Sep 24, 2007
"Moving the Region in a New Direction" will be theme of day-long, invitation-only forum connecting regional decision makers with transportation experts from around the state and world
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
It's time to shop: Workshops to help communities attract, retain retail
  • Mar 20, 2007
Participants at each of four April workshops will learn how new Retail 1-2-3 workbook helps communities get the type of retail development that works for them
January Media Tips
  • Jan 29, 2007
Get a Leg Up on Legislative Priorities with a Media Guide to 95 th General Assembly Illinois legislators have only been in session six days, but already key issues – such as school funding and property tax reform, and a new state capital investment package – are capturing their…

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