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MPC's EAH Guidebook is a compendium of our experience in promoting EAH in Chicago and around the nation since 2001. It answers frequently asked questions from employers about why they might offer EAH and how to best use the financial incentives available. It also offers a case study of the University of Chicago's success with EAH.

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Up to Code: Chicago's Southland tackles distressed housing together
  • Publication
  • May 21, 2015
Go to Up To Code >> A group of south suburban municipalities from the Chicago region are working together to combat neighborhood decline and blight. These communities are working with regional housing experts to test and implement cross-border strategies that will build municipal capacity to…
Making maintenance fun again (pothole ribbon cutting)—Accelerate Illinois
  • Video
  • Apr 27, 2015
We love to celebrate the construction of new roads, bridges and rails, but how can we remind ourselves of the everyday importance of maintaining what we already have? We added some cake and ribbons to the task of filling potholes to find out. Don't forget to share your photos of transportation…
MPC Roundtable—Building Resilience: How To Engage and Mobilize Vulnerable Communities
  • Video
  • Apr 10, 2015
Substandard housing. Unsafe environmental conditions. Poor health. Isolation. These are just a few characteristics that can cripple a vulnerable community in the face of natural disasters such as Katrina or Sandy, as well as prolonged struggles like Chicagoland’s periodic heat waves and floods.…
Addressing Parking Challenges: Innovative Parking Solutions for a Vibrant Community
In an effort to improve the parking and transportation conditions in the area to better support local businesses and residents, the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Services Area #33 partnered with CMAP and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to review existing conditions and provide strategic…
MPC Roundtable—Accelerate Illinois: Addressing Our Transportation Funding Shortfalls
  • Slideshow
  • (14 slides)
  • Mar 24, 2015
MPC Roundtable—Accelerate Illinois: Addressing Our Transportation Funding Shortfalls
MPC’s roundtable featured Kirk Steudle director of Michigan’s Dept. of Transportation since 2006. Steudle's presentation describes various Michigan transportation challenges and explains how the Wolverine State is planning to fund the maintenance of its road, bridge and transit system…
MPC Roundtable—Accelerate Illinois: Addressing Our Transportation Funding Shortfalls
  • Video
  • Mar 19, 2015
Frustrated by your commute? You're not alone. From Chicago to Springfield, and from Belleville to Bourbonnais, Illinoisans in big and small towns alike are fed up with the state of our roads, bridges, transit lines, sidewalks and bike paths. A recent MPC survey found that most people experience…
Conversation and Reception with Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871
  • Slideshow
  • (9 slides)
  • Feb 19, 2015
MPC Roundtable—Building Resilience: Mega-storms, Mega-regions, Mega-plans
  • Slideshow
  • (6 slides)
  • Feb 4, 2015
MPC Roundtable—Building Resilience: Mega-storms, Mega-regions, Mega-plans
  • Video
  • Jan 29, 2015
Against a backdrop of global population growth and urbanization, the recent National Climate Assessment made clear that extreme weather events—heat waves, drought, tropical storms, high winds, storm surges and heavy downpours—are becoming more severe and substantially affecting the safety, health…
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