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Immeasurable Loss: Modernizing Lake Michigan Water Use
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  • May 7, 2013
Download infographics from report (EPS and PNG formats, 2.4MB) The Chicago area is privileged to be situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the third largest of the Great Lakes, which altogether account for 20 percent of the world’s readily available freshwater. Lake Michigan supports a…
Reconnecting Neighborhoods: Final Recommendations Report
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  • Mar 24, 2009
The Final Recommendations for the Reconnecting Neighborhoods study were prepared through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the Regional Transportation Authority, CTA, Metra, and the project planning consultants, the Metropolitan Planning Council, HNTB Corporation and MKC Associates. Many…
Employer-Assisted Housing in Chicago Brochure: An Investment That Pays Many Times Over
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  • Jan 1, 2009
Employer-assisted housing (EAH) helps employees live near work through down payment or rental assistance, or other types of incentives. Read this brochure t find out how your company can benefit from employer-assisted housing.
Plan for Transformation October 2008 Update: Community Building and the Plan for Transformation
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  • Oct 1, 2008
Updates on the status of community building efforts and resident engagement strategies in mixed-income communities.
Moving at the Speed of Congestion - The True Costs of Traffic in the Chicago Metropolitan Area August 2008
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  • (6 MB)
  • Jul 29, 2008
This report presents findings from a study conducted by HDR Decision Econom­ics, in association with Dr. Alex Anas, for the Metropolitan Planning Council. The main purpose of the study is to analyze and, to the extent possible, quantify the costs resulting from traffic congestion on area roads,…
Plan for Transformation February 2008 Update
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  • Feb 1, 2008
This update covers the development status of renovated family properties, scattered sites, and new mixed-income communities.
North Lawndale: A Survey of Existing Conditions
Click here for a PDF version of North Lawndale: A Survey of Existing Conditions.
MPC Recommendations Regarding Notification for Map Amendments and Variations
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  • Apr 1, 2004
Issue Chicago’s current zoning ordinance requires that all owners of properties within 250 feet of each lot line of a property applying for an amendment, and within 100 feet for variations must receive notification delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested. MPC has three…
Public Housing in the Public Interest: Examining the Chicago Housing Authority's Redevelopment Strategy
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  • Nov 14, 2002
The fourth in MPC's series of Fact Sheets examining the Chicago Housing Authority Plan for Transformation.
Public Housing in the Public Interest: Examining the Chicago Housing Authority's Relocation Efforts
The third in MPC's series of Fact Sheets examining the Chicago Housing Authority Transformation Plan.

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