Implementing GO TO 2040: A Plan for Chicagoland's Future; We Have a Plan: Let’s Do It! - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Implementing GO TO 2040: A Plan for Chicagoland's Future; We Have a Plan: Let’s Do It!

April 27, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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MPC Conference Center 140 S. Dearborn St. Suite 1400

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GO TO 2040 is our seven-county region’s first comprehensive plan since the 1909 Plan of Chicago. The Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) unanimously adopted the plan in October 2010, after more than three years of research, deliberation and public input, including participation by tens of thousands of residents from across the region. 

The challenge now is implementing the plan – and CMAP can’t do it alone.

“Implementing GO TO 2040: A Plan for Chicagoland’s Future,” co-sponsored by CMAP and the Metropolitan Planning Council, is a three-part roundtable series exploring how – in an ever-expanding world economy – comprehensive metropolitan plans are essential to keeping our communities competitive. At this roundtable, the final in the series, panelists will discuss:

  • Implementation of the Youngstown 2010 Plan in Youngstown, Ohio, and how regional institutions can support local plans
  • Important initiatives already underway in the region and how the GO TO 2040 plan will help to advance them, such as  

     - technical assistance to communities and interjurisdictional collaborations

     - energy efficiency and green retrofits

     - local entrepreneurship and community development

Michael Gorman
Village of Riverside

Keynote Speaker
Mayor Jay Williams
City of Youngstown, Ohio

Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Department of Environment, City of Chicago

Bernard Loyd
Urban Juncture Inc.

This event is sponsored by:



Wells Fargo

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