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Our 2019 Policy Priorities

In 2019, the unprecedented level of transition in Springfield and Chicago presents an opportunity for our state, region and city to create a new type of growth that brings more shared prosperity, equity, and sustainability for everyone who lives and works here. MPC has cataloged the challenges and opportunities facing the various levels of governance within our state and developed specific policy recommendations that would provide a way forward for us all.

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Reinventing Fire: Changing Our Energy Future

May 30, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council

Join MPC in welcoming Amory Lovins, chief scientist and cofounder of Rocky Mountain Institute, to Chicago to discuss his acclaimed book, Reinventing Fire, as well as the impact that moving toward using market-based clean energy solutions could have on Chicago and its regional economy. 

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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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