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Check out what Chicago will look like in 15 years
In fifteen short years, given average births, deaths and immigration, the region’s population will grow at a slower rate than most other metro areas in the U.S. Mapping America’s Future, a new interactive tool developed by the Urban Institute, uses historical census data to forecast…
Gov. Rauner’s transition report sets course
Reliable and Predictable. Trustworthy. Efficient. Innovative. When we hire someone to do a job, we’re investing in someone who will deliver, day in and day out, someone who may be presented with one problem and solve two. When investing in Illinois’ infrastructure—as well as…
A beautiful new way to assess Chicagoland’s transportation network
Ever wanted to know just how reliant the Chicagoland economy is on its transportation network? The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, our region’s metropolitan planning organization, has developed a new interactive data and mapping website designed to answer your questions, pulling web…
In the Loop: January 22, 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 The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) kicked off the new year with the release of our final report on the Logan Square Corridor Development…
Three things I learned in 2014
2014 was an informative year—whether I truly learned things, or whether the machinations of the year simply jarred long lost lessons from yore, is sort of irrelevant. Whatever the case, I enter 2015 with a few significant lessons/reminders under my belt, and am eager for more moving…
Happy 2015: Breathing new life into water supply planning in Northeastern Illinois
It’s always exciting to start a new job, and I am thrilled to join the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) team in 2015. What makes the transition even more exciting is the ability to announce that MPC and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning are reinvigorating regional water supply…
The results are in: Your recommendations for development in Logan Square
I'm excited to announce we've officially wrapped up our Corridor Development Initiative in Logan Square—please see the final report and the appendix here. Since the final meeting on Sept. 30, 2014, MPC staff and volunteers have been hard at work analyzing participants' many creative…

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