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(Ready any day now for) The Future of Water Reuse
For nearly a decade, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has advocated for modernizing Illinois’ policies on water reuse as an integral part of creating a comprehensive approach to water supply planning and management. Through research-backed policy recommendations documents like Troubled…
H2Oktoberfest: Institutionalizing adaptation in water supply management
This October (and in September, much like real Oktoberfest) the Metropolitan Planning Council’s Josh Ellis is speaking at four conferences about different aspects of MPC’s water resources management work. At the same time, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread recently culminated six…
Biking and pedestrian improvements top list of ideas for North Lake Shore Drive redesign
I love to end the day biking home on the lakefront path. I’m lucky to live in a city where I can both commute and workout at the same time (especially on a windy day!) all the while enjoying Chicago’s masterpiece, Lake Michigan. And I’m not alone, up to 31,000 people compete for…
In the Loop: October 16, 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 The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is buzzing with transportation-related activities. MPC’s Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative…
Blue Island means Blue Water: Partnering for success on stormwater in one Illinois community
Exciting news came to the City of Blue Island last Saturday as Governor Pat Quinn stopped by on a sunny fall afternoon to announce $1.1 million in investments from the state on stormwater management and green infrastructure. The announcement builds upon several years of momentum on stormwater…
Introducing our EAH Guidebook
Read our new EAH Guidebook now. For more than 10 years, MPC has promoted Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH), a proven strategy that helps people afford homes near work and transit while enhancing the competitiveness of businesses across the region. Earlier this year, we were excited to announce the…
H2Oktoberfest: Overgovernance and undergovernance of stormwater management
This October (and in September, much like real Oktoberfest) the Metropolitan Planning Council’s Josh Ellis is speaking at four conferences about different aspects of MPC’s water resources management work. At the same time, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread recently culminated six…

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