Metropolitan Chicago is one of the world's great economic centers, but we cannot afford to take our quality of life for granted. GO TO 2040 is the comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities plan together for sustainable prosperity through mid-century and beyond.
GO TO 2040 exists as two documents: a full-length plan that is for policy experts, and a shorter plan that is for a broader audience. Both versions call on local officials, businesses, and other stakeholder groups to implement recommendations that -- while very specific -- have broad implications for residents' daily lives. To illustrate that point, CMAP has also created a series of portraits describing residents whose stories help to bring the plan to life.
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This theme addresses diverse factors that together shape quality of life in terms of "livability" -- what attracts people to a particular community. The chapter on Livable Communities includes four sections of recommended actions:more
This theme addresses factors that determine whether our region's economy will thrive due to the availability of skilled workers and a climate in which commercial creativity can flourish. The chapter on Human Capital includes two areas of recommended actions: more
This theme addresses the need for increased effectiveness of governments in the region and beyond, which is important to meet residents' needs regarding accountability and transparency. The chapter on Efficient Governance includes three sections of recommended actions: more
This theme addresses the vitality of our region's transportation system, which is crucial for economic prosperity and overall quality of life. The chapter on Regional Mobility includes the following sections of recommended actions:
- 10. Invest Strategically in Transportation
- 11. Increase Commitment to Public Transit
- 12. Create a More Efficient Freight Network