Attend Rail~Volution 2006 in Chicago, Nov. 5-8, and learn how you can help shape the future development of the Chicago region.
The Metropolitan Planning Council is proud to partner with the Regional
Transportation Authority to co-host Rail~Volution 2006, right here in Chicago.
You don't have to be a policy expert to notice that more and more people want to
live in communities supported by a great public transit system, walkable
streets, and convenient shopping. Rail~Volution is your chance to figure out
- Transit-oriented development from soup to nuts, for
novices to veterans.
- Developers and investors, elected officials, community
development leaders, and transportation experts from around the country and
- Seminars, guided field tours, and more.
In the Chicago region, there are multiple places using
their rail stops to anchor new development in their older downtowns. For
transit-oriented development novices and veterans alike, Rail~Volution is a
gathering of more than 1,500 elected officials, business leaders, and
transportation experts from around the country. Plan to attend this year’s
conference so you can participate in dialogue, make contacts, and better
understand the increasing interdependence of the quality of your
community and public transportation.
Chicago is a uniquely rich host for Rail~Volution. Only here, in
the context of a 100-year-old transit system can participants simultaneously
learn from historic rail designs and new investments that are extending rail lines
and compact development into the outer suburbs. Featuring national speakers
from throughout the country, Rail~Volution Chicago 2006 will provide solutions
for those struggling with similar challenges in their hometowns. Attendees can
also participate in several on-site workshops about transit-oriented
development, including North Shore railroad suburbs, a redeveloping Blue Island, and the
Pullman Historic District. Don’t miss this unique chance to play an influential
role in the future of urban and suburban transportation in one of the world’s