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Virtual Events

Conversations and convenings for the digital age

Placemaking on the web? In spring 2020, COVID-19 inspired the MPC team to move our well-known events online. What we lost in face-to-face intimacy, we’ve gained in our ability to gather great minds from across the world, free from geographic limitations. 

Our virtual events deliver conversations vital to our time, from the economic cost of suburban sprawl, to the value of anti-racism work among development professionals, to the potential of stormwater credit trading as a tool to reduce urban flooding. 

Join us! Online we’re building a wider community, together.



Previous Virtual Events events

Oct 14, 2021 Thursday
Trading Stormwater: A Training on MWRD's Pilot Project & StormStore™ Support

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, The Nature Conservancy
Aug 25, 2021 Wednesday
Exploring Chicago's Riverfronts

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: The Metropolitan Planning Council
Aug 19, 2021 Thursday
Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event #3: Asset Management

Online via Zoom.

Hosted by: The Metropolitan Planning Council
Jul 15, 2021 Thursday
Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event #2: Lead Service Lines

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council
Jul 13, 2021 Tuesday
Accelerating Climate Action: The Power of Regional Planning and Municipal Implementation

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council
Jun 17, 2021 Thursday
Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event #1: Water Affordability

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council
Jun 3, 2021 Thursday
Building Bike Culture: How Lessons From Latin America Can Be Applied in Chicago

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council
May 26, 2021 Wednesday
Collaboration for Equitable Change: ETOD in Chicago

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: EcoDistricts
May 11, 2021 Tuesday
Where The Sidewalk Ends: It's Time For a More Walkable Chicago Region

Online via Zoom

Apr 29, 2021 Thursday
We Will Chicago | Kickoff Conversation

Online via Zoom

Apr 20, 2021 Tuesday
What Can Cities Do to Ensure Climate Success?

Online via Zoom

Mar 25, 2021 Thursday
MPC Virtual Trivia Night

Online via Zoom

Mar 9, 2021 Tuesday
Improving transportation access and equity in the Chicago region

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Regional Transit Authority
Feb 25, 2021 Thursday
MPC State Policy Agenda

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council
Feb 4, 2021 Thursday
Transit Equity Day

Online via Zoom and Facebook Live

Hosted by: Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Metropolitan Planning Council
Jan 29, 2021 Friday
Exploring President Biden’s Urban Agenda

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, Regional Plan Association, SPUR
Dec 17, 2020 Thursday
2020 CUE Fellowship Showcase

Online via Eventbrite

Hosted by: Chicago United for Equity
Dec 16, 2020 Wednesday
Reflecting on MPC Accomplishments Amidst a Tough Year

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council
Dec 10, 2020 Thursday
The Intersectional Failures that COVID-19 Exacerbates: Learned Lessons on Building a Housing Equity Movement

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Enterprise, Metropolitan Planning Council
Nov 17, 2020 Tuesday
Prioritizing the People’s Budget

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Chicago United for Equity, Metropolitan Planning Council
Nov 12, 2020 Thursday
Life on Wheels Documentary Screening & Conversation

Online via GoToWebinar

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, Perkins & Will, SmartGO
Nov 2, 2020 Monday
Implications of a City That is Segregated

Online

Hosted by: The Executive's Club of Chicago
Oct 28, 2020 Wednesday
19th Annual CARRE Conference

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Safer Foundation
Sep 29, 2020 Tuesday
Lead Weight: How We Can Drop This Drinking Water Threat for Good

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, part of Chicago Water Week organized by Current
Sep 2, 2020 Wednesday
Justice Involved Housing During the Time of COVID-19

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: Enterprise, Metropolitan Planning Council
Aug 25, 2020 Tuesday
Forecasting the future of tax policy, revenues and municipal government

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Metropolitan Planning Council, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Aug 6, 2020 Thursday
Stories from the Suburbs – A Mayors’ Panel on COVID-19 and its Effects

Online via Zoom

Hosted by: and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Metropolitan Planning Council, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
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Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616 info@metroplanning.org

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