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Residents come out in force to shape the future of the Polish Triangle

More than 700 residents have participated in MPC’s Placemaking project to create a vision for the Polish Triangle, at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Division Street, and Ashland Avenue.

Transportation Investment Accountability Act garners support from key lawmakers, media

The Illinois General Assembly passed a “mini capital” program during the last week of March; the program only accounts for a portion of Gov. Quinn’s larger, $26 billion proposal, and did not include reforms for selecting transportation investments. MPC continues to push for these reforms.

Transit Innovation: Traffic Decongestant
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC analyzed the impacts of a newly installed bus rapid transit service to help Mexico City combat congestion.
MPC supports HB 1, HB 2359 to fund, reform Illinois’ capital investment plan

MPC supports a motor fuel tax increase Illinois provided it is coupled with accountability measures that will ensure smart spending of limited transportation dollars.

Vision Driving Development helps Lawndale plan for its future
  • Feb 2, 2009

MPC’s newest report, Vision Driving Development, summarizes the Corridor Development Initiative MPC co-hosted in Lawndale.

Transit Innovation: Transit-Oriented Development in Fruitvale
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC uncovers the building blocks for a successful transit-oriented development in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
MPC launches its first Placemaking Chicago technical assistance project in Wicker Park

MPC continues to move forward with its Placemaking Chicago project by tapping community groups, neighborhood residents, and local governments as resources to make the Polish Triangle a great public space.

MPC forum highlights Reconnecting Neighborhoods recommendations

The Dec. 2008 Building Succesful Mixed-Income Communities forum focused on final Reconnecting Neighborhoods recommendations and the connection to national efforts for improved transit and infrastructure reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization.

President Obama’s economic recovery plan on the right track
MPC is encouraged by the President’s pledge to do away with earmarking in favor of an infrastructure investment strategy based on national and regional goals and innovation.
MPC Roundtable: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Jan 9, 2009
Without the need of a passport or visa, a capacity crowd experienced a whirlwind tour of best practices in transportation infrastructure from various Asian and European cities, as part of MPC’s Fall Roundtable Series.

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