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Loop Link will make getting around downtown a lot easier
On Monday, the City of Chicago announced the construction of Loop Link, Chicago's first bus rapid transit. If you've ever tried to take the bus through the Loop at rush hour, you know how much it suffers from traffic congestion: You can usually walk faster than the bus travels. Loop Link will…
In the Loop: February 25, 2015
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news This month, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) launched the Accelerate Illinois campaign in association with several partners, including AARP,…
Howard Tullman: We didn't come to play, we came to win.
On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) hosted an Urban Think & Drink featuring Howard Tullman, serial entrepreneur and CEO of 1871. Our goal for the event: highlight the bond between MPC’s vision for the Chicago region and the work of the tech and entrepreneur…
Announcing a new tool for housing planning in Chicagoland
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus are excited to announce an online tool to support comprehensive housing planning! The Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit enables Illinois municipalities to chart future demand and…
Why aren’t we talking about segregation in Chicago?
It will be no surprise to you when I say that Chicago is a segregated city. In fact, a 2012 study by the Manhattan Institute went so far as to say that Chicago is the United States’ most racially segregated city. Last week, the Reader called Chicago’s segregation “The most…
2016 Presidential Budget: A plan for infrastructure
President Obama released an ambitious $4 trillion budget proposal earlier this week with the stated goal “to bring middle-class economics into the 21st Century.” The President’s proposal is the start to the annual federal budget process. Over the next few months, the proposal will…
Weather resilience workshops: Save the date!
  • By Josh Ellis and MPC Research Assistant Kelsey Pudlock
  • Feb 10, 2015
On behalf of the Northeastern Illinois Resilience Partnership, the City of Chicago, Cook County and DuPage County are hosting a series of community workshops throughout the Chicagoland area to address the region’s resilience to extreme weather events, particularly rainstorms that result in…

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