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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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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…
Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative
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  • Jan 16, 2015
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…
Do We Have the Capacity for Transformative Investment?
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  • Nov 20, 2014
An Assessment of Northeastern Illinois’ Regional Development Structures and Tools The Metropolitan Planning Council’s vision for an economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable Chicago region requires smarter prioritization of projects and coordinated…
MPC Roundtable—CREATE: Freight Driving the Economy
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  • Nov 18, 2014
When it comes to moving goods, metropolitan Chicago is a freight powerhouse. Six of the seven largest U.S. railroads operate in the region, managing 50 percent of all rail movement in the country....
CREATE: Keeping Chicagoland as the nexus of the national freight network
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  • Nov 17, 2014
Chicago is a nexus of the nation's freight railroad network, but congestion slows the movement of goods and threatens the region's standing as a freight powerhouse. The CREATE program is working...
Regional Housing Initiative: Creating Opportunity in Chicagoland
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  • Oct 30, 2014 For decades, our region has grappled with concentrated poverty and a lack of housing choices for low-income families. To address...
MPC Urban Think & Drink—Urban Acupuncture with Jaime Lerner
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  • (12 slides)
  • Oct 29, 2014
MPC Roundtable—Planning for the Aging of Chicagoland's Communities
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  • (4 slides)
  • Oct 27, 2014
Planning for the Aging of Chicagoland's Communities
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  • Oct 23, 2014
Full details: Every day between now and the year 2030, 10000 American Baby Boomers will turn 65. B...
Rinse and Repeat: The Future of Water Reuse
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  • (9 slides)
  • Oct 22, 2014
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