2008 Policy Agenda: Opportunity Knocks - Metropolitan Planning Council

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2008 Policy Agenda: Opportunity Knocks

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Opportunity Knocks is MPC's 2008 Policy Agenda, a 12-month roadmap for developing, advocating for, and implementing policies that address issues affecting the Chicago region, including a slow housing market, high rates of foreclosures, unprecedented and uncoordinated land consumption, and crushing traffic gridlock.

In 2008, MPC focused on advancing policies that:

  • increased transportation options– including walking, riding bikes, and taking transit – for residents and businesses across metropolitan Chicago, both to reduce congestion and curb emissions;
  • created more great places in Illinois by identifying and promotinglow-cost, but highly effective strategies to improve planning efforts at the local, regional and state level; and
  • engaged the private sector in financing innovations that will serve and stabilize thelocal workforce, including affordable housing and transportation options.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/publication/297

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