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Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region

The Metropolitan Planning Council's 2017 Cost of Segregation study revealed the enormous price we pay for racial and economic segregation. The remedies and recommendations offered in our roadmap go far beyond the patterns of where people live. 

Read MPC's roadmap for equity and inclusion

Shaping a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous Chicago region

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The Creativity Factor: How Arts and Culture Impacts Communities

September 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST
Hilton Chicago

At MPC’s Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, September 12, we will feature a celebrated museum director as well as one of our nation’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Our keynote speaker, Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and former president and director of the Chicago History Museum, will discuss how history and culture are essential to a vibrant community and healthy economy. We will also honor Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman & CEO of Ryan Specialty Group, with the 2018 Champion Fighter Award for his extraordinary civic leadership.

Join us for a conversation about creativity, community development and carving a unique path.

Sponsorships are available! For more information, contact Janet Myers, Vice President of Philanthropy, at jmyers@metroplanning.org or 312.863.6010.

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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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