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‘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…
MPC to debut web-based tool to assess development potential around Chicago's newest bus rapid transit line
  • Sep 9, 2013
Development, transportation experts will discuss Ashland Avenue BRT at MPC Roundtable Sept. 11 (Chicago) ... To improve the city's transit service, the City of Chicago is bringing bus rapid transit (BRT) to two corridors--Central Loop and Ashland Avenue--and planning for a complete BRT system. The…
Metropolitan Planning Council opposes proposed Illiana Expressway
  • Sep 4, 2013
Proposal vague on taxpayer cost, produces poor benefits to Chicagoland region (Chicago)…The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will vote Oct. 9 on whether or not to include the Ill. Dept. of Transportation (IDOT)’s proposed Illiana Expressway project in the GO TO 2040…
Metropolitan Planning Council announces winners of Activate Union Station contest
  • Aug 13, 2013
Two teams will bring ideas to life at Union Station Aug. 24 to Sept. 2 (Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is excited to announce the two winners of our 2013 Activate Union Station placemaking contest, which this summer called for creative ideas to enliven Chicago’s…

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