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Planning is part of the Chicago region's history. While the Burnham Plan Centennial is celebrating this great tradition, it is simultaneoulsy attempting to refocus our attention on and galvanize participation in future planning for a sustainable, prosperous and equitable region... and next week that lens shifts to regional water supply issues.
As part the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Center for Real Estate Law at the John Marshall Law School presents its “Water as a Resource: Impact on Real Estate Ownership, Development and Land Use Policy,” on Friday, Nov. 20, from 1:15-5:30 p.m., at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth St., Chicago. The forum will explore the relationship between water availability and ownership of real estate. The conference is open to the…
Update Nov. 13: Senate Banking Staff encouraged stakeholders to contact legislators, both members of the Senate Banking committee and others, to encourage their support for the Livable Communities Act. A sample letter is available. Let your legislators know how funding for comprehensive planning and challenge grants to fund projects identified in those plans will improve quality of life in your neighborhood through increased economic competitiveness, more transportation options, and increased housing opportunities.
For those of us working to advance equitable and sustainable solutions to our nation’s housing, transportation, and community development challenges, these are exciting times at the federal level. Please join us for a telebriefing by staff members of the Senate Banking,…
Since President Obama was elected one year ago, the nation has focused on how he and his administration are working to reform healthcare and revive the economy. At MPC, we’ve been paying close attention to how the administration can lay a stronger foundation to support long-term, sustainable economic growth in metropolitan regions.
MPC President MarySue Barrett will be on Channel 7 this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., talking about some of these ideas.
President Obama wants to deploy taxpayer dollars to initiatives that will build this foundation, positioning the nation and its metro regions to compete in the global economy. That’s why the administration has begun to align more than a dozen agencies’ goals (such as DOT, EPA, HUD, DOE, etc.) and coordinate their investments to…
Can’t put into words what you love most about Chicagoland? Then try taking a picture: The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is calling on residents of Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, McHenry, Lake and Kendall counties to pull out their cameras and capture what they value about the region for their annual photo contest. Throughout November, CMAP will be accepting photo entries in the "Images of Northeastern Illinois" contest.
Prizes will be awarded to the contest’s grand prize winner and runner-up, as well as to a winner and runner-up in each of the following five categories:
Diversity (people, places, art, culture, food)
Community Vitality (walkable, vibrant places; retail; neighborhood pride)
Natural environment (lakes, rivers, preserves, parks, sky,…