Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is pleased to announce that Paul Carlisle is the organization’s new Board Chair. He joined MPC’s Board in 2006. Paul is Chief Operating Officer and Market Head of Wintrust Commercial Banking, where he is responsible for leading and coordinating middle market banking across all of the Wintrust Banks. Paul has spent his entire career serving middle market organizations in the greater Chicago area. He joined Wintrust in 2010 and prior to that spent over 25 years with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor banks, American National and Bank One.
In March, MPC produced a 2023 Mayoral Briefing Book to share with the two mayoral runoff candidates and their teams. The publication provides a wide-ranging outline of priorities that include specific action items for the next administration to consider. Outlined priorities relate to the built environment, including affordable housing, safe drinking water, protection from flooding, resilience to a changing climate, and equitable land use and zoning. These priorities impact all city residents.
We Will Chicago Website
MPC urges Commissioners to adopt the We Will Chicago framework plan, which is the first citywide plan the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has undertaken since the 1960s. For too long, Chicago has lacked a unifying vision of what we want this city to be, and the values we want to drive public decisions. We Will Chicago captures this vision through its guiding principles, themes, goals, and objectives.
Building on our work with the State of Illinois' Future of Work Taskforce, MPC and the Latino Policy Forum collaborated to release a policy brief with recommendations for how the State of Illinois can ensure a bright future for Latino workers.
A new series on supporting Chicago area communities in transit and mobility implementation.