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Logan Square residents "build" out visions for the future of the Blue Line station plaza
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, almost 170 Logan Square residents came together at the Hairpin Arts Center to “build” their ideas for the future of the Logan Square Blue Line station plaza and adjacent parking lot. The event was the second meeting in a three-part Corridor Development Initiative…
In the Loop: September 19, 2014
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news In August, Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) President MarySue Barrett co-chair of the City of Chicago’s Museum…
“The past devours the future:” Chicago and the growth of global inequality
  • By Breann Gala and MPC Research Assistant Nora Taplin
  • Sep 16, 2014
In his recent best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty argues that in our current state of inequality, “The past devours the future.” In other words, when the private rate of return on capital (or wealth) that has already accumulated becomes…
MPC's 2014 summer shenanigans
A beautiful vista MarySue encountered on a sojourn this summer MPCers are serial summer vacationers, and this summer was no exception. The sudden cold snap last week sent us scrambling for our wool socks and heavy sweaters, but summer's not over yet. So without further ado, here's what we MPCers…
Residents express interest and excitement in Logan Square in the first of three meetings
Tuesday night, the Hairpin Arts Center was buzzing with activity as Logan Square residents expressed their views on the future of their community. Residents were there to take part in the first of the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative…
More than a highway at stake in GO TO 2040 plan update vote
This morning, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) board discussed the proposed update to our GO TO 2040 regional plan. The update, which is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 8, would affirm the list of projects in the plan—including the Illiana Expressway, a project…
Making public meetings mobile: Bringing text polling to Logan Square
The plaza just above the Logan Square Blue Line station is on the cusp of change, thanks to the Chicago Transit Authority’s $492 million renovation of its O’Hare Branch to speed commute times. 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón has invited the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to…

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