Campaign for Sensible Growth, Chicago Urban League and Latinos United join forces to use sensible growth strategies to aid urban revitalization - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Campaign for Sensible Growth, Chicago Urban League and Latinos United join forces to use sensible growth strategies to aid urban revitalization

New working group is formed to develop and advance policy agenda that links sensible growth strategies to urban disinvestment problems.

State and regional funding investments often favor outlying areas, while our established cities and inner suburbs suffer from disinvestment.  To begin to address this problem, the Campaign for Sensible Growth, Chicago Urban League and Latinos United brought together housing, transportation, economic development and environmental advocates to explore how to promote economic and community redevelopment through the application of sensible growth strategies.  The first task of the working group, which convened for the first time this week and is co-chaired by the Chicago Urban League and Latinos United, will be to develop an urban policy agenda at the local and state levels.  "We need to connect sensible growth solutions to urban and inner-suburban areas," said MarySue Barrett, MPC president. "The Urban Affairs Working Group is a terrific opportunity to identify problems and advance strategic alliances between environmentalists, housing activists, businesses and urban affairs advocates."

Contact:  Ellen Shubart
Manager, Campaign for Sensible Growth
312-863-6009
eshubart@metroplanning.org

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