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Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will discuss metropolitan Chicago’s future at the Metropolitan Planning Council’s 2014 Annual Luncheon 8/28
  • Aug 18, 2014
MPC will recognize W. James Farrell, retired CEO and chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc., with the Champion Fighter Award (Chicago)… Illinois’ governor will face multiple challenges over the next four years, such as aging transportation and water infrastructure, the suburbanization…
Mayor Emanuel announces Task Force to propose enhancements to the Museum Campus transportation network
  • Aug 11, 2014
Panel to Assess Variety of Existing Transportation Options, Opportunities to Improve Access Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the creation of a task force to propose transportation enhancements to the Museum Campus area. The group, chaired by Metropolitan Planning Council President MarySue…
Metropolitan Planning Council's 2014 Placemaking challenge, Old Place New Tricks, activating Chicago Aug. 15 to 17
  • Jul 28, 2014
(Chicago) ... We all have spots in need of love in our neighborhood, and this summer groups across the city are choosing to do something about it. From Englewood to Ravenswood, The Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) 2014 Placemaking Challenge, Old Place New Tricks, has inspired…
‘Old Place New Tricks’ Challenge Will Train, Reward Chicagoland Communities Improving Underused Public Spaces
  • Jun 3, 2014
Metropolitan Planning Council’s Annual Placemaking Challenge Gives Communities Chance to Win One of Three $1,000 Prizes, Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (Chicago) … Who says you can’t teach an old place new tricks? That’s the (rhetorical) question the…
MPC supports Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force recommendations
  • Mar 31, 2014
MPC to advocate for increased funding for transit and development near transit (Chicago) … Today Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn’s Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force presented their recommendations for improving public transit in the Chicago region. The Metropolitan Planning Council…
Metropolitan Planning Council elects new Board of Governors members
  • Jan 10, 2014
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)—a nonprofit that partners with business, communities and governments to make the greater Chicago region a better place to live and work—has elected 11 new members to its 60-member Board of Governors, the largest incoming class…
Metropolitan Planning Council calls for applicants for two new paid fellowships
  • Jan 10, 2014
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is pleased to announce two new paid fellowship opportunities—the Allard Fellowship and Wayfinding Fellowship—designed to recruit and retain highly talented and motivated graduate and undergraduate students for part-time,…
New Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) report offers recommendations for robust, coordinated transportation demand management in Chicago region
  • Nov 26, 2013
Panel of TDM experts to discuss benefits of reducing volume of solo drivers for commuters, regional mobility (Chicago) … On Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, the Metropolitan Planning Council will release “Chicago Demands Transportation Management,” the culmination of a two-year Commute…
Metropolitan Planning Council’s Annual Luncheon highlights technology’s role in accelerating regional change
  • Nov 4, 2013
For video from the event, see our 2013 Annual Luncheon recap blog post. Keynote by Margo Georgiadis, President, Americas, Google, lauds work by governments, businesses and organizations in the digital age Metropolitan Planning Council also recognizes Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special…
President of Americas, Google to share insight at Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) Annual Luncheon Nov. 1 on role of technology in accelerating change
  • Oct 22, 2013
MPC also will recognize Andrew J. McKenna and Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special events with awards (Chicago) … Rapid change is challenging cities and regions across the country, but technology is helping leaders spot emerging trends and develop informed, creative solutions to…

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