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Our work

Through groundbreaking research, advocacy and demonstration projects, MPC develops innovative and pragmatic solutions to our region's most vexing challenges.

A strong economy

To create good jobs and nurture a recovering economy, we must make smart investments that leverage our region's strengths.

Vibrant neighborhoods

We must plan and develop our communities in cost-effective ways, building on local assets, to serve an increasingly diverse population.

Quality housing and transportation

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.

Well-managed natural assets

Our region is brimming with valuable natural assets, from Lake Michigan to the Fox River. 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.

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Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
P 312 922 5616 F 312 922 5619
Helping create competitive, equitable, and sustainable communities

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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