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MPC supports Chicago's bids to host Barack Obama Presidential Library
  • Dec 9, 2014
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) celebrated with the rest of Chicago in September when the Barack Obama Foundation announced that two of the four finalists for the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library—University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago—are in our…
MPC commends Affordable Requirements Ordinance update, encourages City to explore additional improvements
  • Dec 5, 2014
The Metropolitan Planning Council commends the City of Chicago for working with real estate developers and housing advocates to update the Affordable Requirements Ordinance to help bridge Chicago’s considerable gap between the location and supply of affordable housing and the demand. MPC…
People Spots good for local economy, according to Metropolitan Planning Council research
  • Sep 25, 2014
Local businesses near People Spots—parking spaces transformed into mini-parks—see up to 80 percent increase in foot traffic, 20 percent increase in sales Contact: Mandy Burrell Booth, Metropolitan Planning Council, 312.863.6018 o 773.640.1206 m, mburrell@metroplanning.org For a…
The Metropolitan Planning Council awards plans both grand and tactical at evening event
  • Sep 22, 2014
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) awarded its Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning to the Forest Preserves of Cook County for its “Next Century Conservation Plan,” and recognized four winners of the 2014 Placemaking challenge “Old Place New…
Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner discuss regional, state challenges at Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) 2014 Annual Luncheon
  • Aug 28, 2014
Public finances, government efficiency, infrastructure funding among topics candidates discuss at forum MPC recognizes W. James Farrell, retired CEO and chairman of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., with 80th Anniversary Champion Fighter Award (Chicago) … The two main candidates for Illinois…
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…

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