Next Plan Launch Event - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Next Plan Launch Event

February 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

This is a past event

CMAP Offices
Suite 800, Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Dr.

*Please note that entry to Willis Tower requires a government-issued photo ID.

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Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

What should metropolitan Chicago look like by 2050, and how should we plan to get there?

Please join us to launch the development of an entirely new regional comprehensive plan, building on the GO TO 2040 plan that was adopted in October 2010.

Visit Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) beginning at 9:30 a.m. through noon on Wednesday, February 24, to learn the new plan's name, to hear about topics under consideration, and most of all to tell us your ideas about what the plan should accomplish.

This event will be in an open-house format, so you can arrive or depart anytime that morning. It will feature a rotating series of brief remarks by CMAP leaders including board chair Gerald Bennett and executive director Joe Szabo, which will be offered twice: at 10:00 a.m. and again at 11:00 a.m.

The event format will enable in-depth conversations between staff and attendees. Just drop in whenever it's convenient, then connect with next plan team members who will have materials describing research and analysis underway. We want to hear your ideas early and often in the process of defining the plan's objectives and strategies. After getting your event ticket "punched" at each of four topical stations, you can leave with a new poster and button to signify you are part of the effort to develop the region's next comprehensive long-range plan.

And before, during, and after the event, weigh in on Twitter with your own #2050BigIdeas for our region.

Visit to RSVP by February 10.

CMAP is located at Suite 800, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606. Please note that entry to Willis Tower requires a government-issued photo ID.

In case of inclement weather, please save our "snow date" of Wednesday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m.

The CMAP offices are ADA accessible. If a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a meeting or has questions, please contact Berenice Vallecillos ( or 312-386-8623) at least five business days before the meeting.

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Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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