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MPC Roundtable
BRT: Moving People, Driving Development

September 11, 2013, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400

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Development around new BRT stations in Los Angeles.

Chicago is beginning to develop a Bus Rapid Transit network – a transportation solution MPC helped the city adapt for our streets with our 2011 report Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago’s New Route to Opportunity. A  new route planned for five miles of Ashland Avenue will transform the surrounding neighborhoods not only by helping people connect to jobs, schools and other destinations, but also with impressive new BRT stations. Permanent, iconic transit stations, like those planned for Chicago’s BRT network, serve as community hubs and attract both residential and retail development. The challenge is to ensure this new development benefits the local communities.

Join us for this MPC Roundtable that will explore how other cities have invested in new transportation options that improve surrounding neighborhoods while keeping them affordable – and what Chicago can learn from these examples. Speakers include: 

Registration is $30, or $15 for current MPC donors. Lunch is included; you may request vegetarian, vegan or gluten free when you register.

Sponsored by Freedman Seating/4One.

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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