Jordan Bailly - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Jordan Bailly

Jordan joined MPC as an Associate in August of 2020 after previously working as a Research Assistant. Jordan supports the organization’s Land Use and Planning team as well as the Equitable Transit Oriented Development initiatives.  Jordan is a registered Architect in Illinois, and brings a background that overlaps architecture, design, and planning to his role at MPC. 

Jordan received a Masters in Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois, Chicago where he focused on ecological resources and environmental planning and policy. Prior to attending graduate school, Jordan worked as an architect in Chicago for 5 years after receiving a Bachelors in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. As an architect, he honed his understanding of the complex development process in Chicago while working on a number of retail, commercial, and multi-family projects in the region. 

Originally from Alaska, Jordan has lived in the South Loop for nearly a decade.  He enjoys the city wide access living close to public transportation provides, and exploring the Chicago River and Lake Michigan by kayak.  Jordan lives with his fiance and approximately 40 house plants.


  1. Looking back to move forward: Chicago’s planning landscape, defined

    • By Jordan Bailly and Christina Harris, Director of Land Use and Planning
    • Oct 19, 2020

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Jordan Bailly Associate of Land Use and Planning and ETOD
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