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Learn how MPC's Commute Options pilot helped make the case for a regional transportation demand management (TDM) initiative, and read our recommendations for establishing a Chicagoland TDM program.

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Uptown Corridor Development Initiative Final Report
  • Publication
  • (2 MB)
  • Aug 7, 2014
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has long emphasized the importance of supporting quality development near transit. As part of that support, MPC engages communities in shaping their local vision through our Corridor Development Initiative. This report details the results of that community…
Doing Business with Cook County's Land Banks
This is the presentation from the workshop entitled Doing Business with Cook County's Land Banks. A resource guide with materials related to the workshop is available here.
Resource Guide: Doing Business with Cook County's Land Banks
Resource guide from workshop entitled Doing Business with Cook County's Land Banks hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council on July 24, 2014. This guide provides information on how to revisit topics discussed in the workshop including land bank policies, prequalification, researching properties…
Marketing Transportation Services to Chicago's Polish Community
This white paper describes research conducted by MPC Commute Options Project Manager Tim Grzesiakowski and Research Assistant Ziggy Czykieta about marketing transportation services to the Chicago area's Polish community. It discusses the four waves of immigration from Poland to the U.S., where…
Commute Options: Transportation Solutions for Today
This presentation was given to the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest on May 13, 2014, and describes transportation demand management programs in the Chicago area, and similar work being done in Germany.
The Case for Chicago area TDM
The presentation was made to German companies that were invited by the German American Chamber of Commerce to investigate business opportunities in the United States.
Marketing Transportation Services to Chicago’s Polish Community
The Chicago area has one of the largest Polish-speaking communities outside of Poland, with more Polish spoken than any other foreign language, except Spanish. Our presentation looks at what resources currently exist for transportation information in Polish, demographics of this community, how this…
MPC Roundtable—Smart Systems, Resilient Regions
  • Presentation
  • Jun 10, 2014
If this winter has taught us anything, it's the value of being prepared—not just for the expected, like snow, but also for unforeseen climate conditions like the polar vortex. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events is creating a complex knot of pressures for governments,…
Uptown CDI—Meeting 3
  • Slideshow
  • (7 slides)
  • Jun 4, 2014
Uptown CDI—Meeting 2
  • Slideshow
  • (54 slides)
  • Jun 4, 2014
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