An independent voice for the region

MPC's Agenda in Action reports some of our recent accomplishments. You will learn more about how MPC uses policy research, advocacy, and implementation strategies to advance the prosperity, equity, and sustainability of this region.


To create a more competitive, equitable and sustainable greater Chicago region, the Metropolitan Planning Council works with a wide range of civic, private, and public sector allies.

A message from the President & Chair

Our long and consistent history of success, in both good economic times and bad, has earned MPC a trusted reputation as an independent voice that identifies and analyzes critical issues, and builds the consensus necessary for change.

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Three phases of policy change

MPC fulfills its mission by advancing sensible planning policies to address the region’s growth and development needs, using three strategies—research, advocacy, and implementation—to affect successful policy change.

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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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