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Our 2018 Annual Report

Back in 1934, when the Metropolitan Planning Council was founded, our region was a tale of two cities. Today, we've made progress in some ways, but there's more to do. That's why we have a real urgency about making this region work better for everyone. It’s why we convene neighbors, community leaders, employers, and elected officials. It's why we chart a more racially equitable future, quantify the return on investment of public transit, and educate municipal leaders on running their public water utilities.

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Filling the Gap: Affordable Housing Crisis Through Design

August 15, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council

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Join us for a riveting panel conversation with representatives from and winners of two recent housing design competitions. Attendees will have a chance to peruse winning submissions and hear from the architects how they tackled the monumental challenge.

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Chicago, Ill. 60603
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Shaping a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region

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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