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MarySue's Midweek Links
Earth Day will join the “Over the Hill” gang tomorrow when it turns 40. Since I’m in that age cohort, I prefer to believe that it’s not all downhill from here; rather, I think Earth Day’s 40th presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean…
It's in business's best interest to back affordable housing
This op-ed by MPC President MarySue Barrett ran in Crain's Chicago Business on Nov. 16, 2009 Across the Chicago area, local government officials are hearing increasingly from employers that maintaining homes affordable to their workers isn't a maybe — it's a must. One might be surprised to…
Housing 1-2-3: A Workbook for Local Officials
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  • Feb 1, 2008
Housing 1-2-3 is a step-by-step guidebook designed to make the complex issues of planning, developing, preserving, and managing housing more understandable for municipalities and real estate professionals. The housing market expands and contracts, but the need for a diverse housing stock remains…

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For 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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