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J.B. Pritzker will discuss Chicago’s economic evolution at Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) Annual Luncheon June 3, “Investing in Chicago’s Future”
  • May 20, 2015
MPC also will recognize Abbott Chairman and CEO Miles D. White with the Champion Fighter Award (Chicago) … J.B. Pritzker—a leading entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist in Chicago and the U.S. and founder of tech company incubator 1871—will discuss how collaboration between…
Celebrate Chicago River Day May 9 at a street fest on a bridge
  • Apr 30, 2015
Metropolitan Planning Council and Friends of the Chicago River hosting music, food trucks and family-friendly activities on the northern end of Goose Island On Saturday, May 9, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in partnership with Friends of the Chicago River, will celebrate the volunteers…
It’s raining, it’s pouring…What does that mean?
  • Apr 21, 2015
As April showers flood basements and cause general consternation, MPC’s Josh Ellis can provide some context In the past few years, big storms—and lots of them—have become a staple of spring in Chicago. Flooded basements, flooded streets and ruined possessions come with them. But…
Mayor Rahm Emanuel And Metropolitan Planning Council Launch “Great Rivers Chicago”
  • Mar 18, 2015
Project will develop action plan for community, economic and recreational development along Chicago’s rivers Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) today announced “Great Rivers Chicago,” an unprecedented effort to create a coordinated long-term vision and…
New Accelerate Illinois campaign makes case for improving people’s lives and the economy by increasing investment in Illinois’ transportation system
  • Feb 17, 2015
Campaign highlights the steep cost to individuals and the economy of the poor state of Illinois’ roads, rails and bridges (Chicago) … From crumbling roads and bridges to slow, crowded transit lines, most Illinoisans have a frustrating transportation experience at least once a week, if…
Metropolitan Planning Council welcomes Manager Danielle Gallet to the team
  • Jan 15, 2015
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)—a nonprofit that helps governments, businesses and communities develop solutions to meet metropolitan Chicago's pressing needs, so that everyone who lives and works here can thrive—is thrilled to announce Danielle Gallet as our…
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…

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