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Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! Participate in a three-part workshop
What? The renovation of the CTA Blue Line Station at Logan Square offers the opportunity to reenvision the plaza, bus turnaround and nearby parking lot above. Flickr user cta web (cc). The Metropolitan Planning Council is partnering with the office of Ald. Rey Colon (35th Ward) to host a…
Talking Transit: Transportation investments aren’t just about mobility
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. Did You Know? Walking is a major mode of access to transit stations. At urban stations on rail…
Talking Transit: Biking rising quickly as a mode of travel in Chicago
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. Did You Know? Following the construction of dedicated cycling lanes on Dearborn Street through…
MPC responds to regional plan update
Since the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) was created in 2005, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has devoted much of our work to making CMAP all that it can be. We recognize the importance of strong regional planning and the need for a clear vision guiding Chicagoland's…
Talking Transit: Opportunities for Development Along Chicago’s Renovated Red and Purple Lines
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. Did You Know? Over the next decade, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to entirely…
Give voice to your vision for Uptown! Participate in a three-part workshop
  • Apr 18, 2014
Updates Background materials about sites and other relevant topics May 9—Uptown residents share vision for Broadway corridor in first of three workshops May 12—Moving forward: Uptown residents build and test ideas for key vacant parcels in the Broadway corridor May…
Talking Transit: Sketching a future for Chicagoland transportation policy
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. 2014 is an important year for the future of the Chicago region’s infrastructure. MAP-21,…
What Our Water's Worth: Whose problem is it? Private property and stormwater management
Next time it rains—and it’s officially spring in Chicago, so you shouldn’t have to wait long—consider where all those drops of water flow. In large, older cities like Chicago, rain generally falls on a private landowner’s property—someone’s backyard or on…
Talking Transit: Minding the gap on financing
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. 2014 is an important year for the future of the Chicago region’s infrastructure. MAP-21,…
How to finance municipal infrastructure with private investment
The Chicago region’s 284 municipalities are never short on capital projects, but what about the money to make them happen? Ever-tightening budgets have forced them to identify new strategies and financing tools to supplement traditional funding sources to implement projects. One such…

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