Kris Tiongson - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Kris Tiongson

Kris Tiongson joined the MPC Research team in February 2021. As an Associate, Kris supports cross-functional collaboration in research, policy development, and advocacy through research design and data analysis across MPC’s programmatic areas. 

Kris also supports research and advocacy efforts in partnership with stakeholders and government agencies across Illinois, such as with the Illinois Future of Work report — a State-funded endeavor to craft a roadmap for thriving workforce and economic opportunities for all Illinois residents. Additionally, Kris has recently contributed his skillset to establishing a data-driven tool for equitable distribution of Lead Service Line Replacement funding across the State — a collaborative effort with several MPC environmental partners.

Kris received his master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he specialized in Spatial Planning and Geospatial Analysis and Visualization. A self-proclaimed Geographic Information System (GIS) guru, Kris brings expertise in utilizing mapping and spatial analysis tools to promote social change and civic engagement. 
Kris is a native of Metro Manila, Philippines, but has resided in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for 10 years. 

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Kris Tiongson Associate
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Areas of expertise

Geospatial Analysis and Visualization (GIS)


Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP), University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in Urban Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

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