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To create good jobs and nurture a recovering economy, we must make smart investments that leverage our region's strengths.
We must plan and develop our communities in cost-effective ways, building on local assets, to serve an increasingly diverse population.
Where we live and how we get around are fundamental questions, in life and work. We must maintain and invest in our region's housing stock and transportation options to meet current and future demands.
Our region is brimming with valuable natural assets, most notably Lake Michigan. To maintain our region's economic advantage, we must manage all potential water supplies—from the Lake to stormwater—to support both current and future uses.
For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »
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