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Why This Program Matters

Do you love Chicago and the Northeastern Illinois region?

If so, you have the hard work of regional planning agencies like CMAP to thank for protecting natural resources, reducing Transportation congestion, and promoting sustainable neighborhoods.

Will you still love this region in 2040, when it has grown to have 2.8 million more people?

If you want to, you will want to support the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program. The Program enables a graduate student to spend a summer devoted to sustainable land use and Transportation planning in our growing region.

Initiatives to which the Fellows have contributed:

Advancement of Land Use Planning for Better Environmental Management
2000 Fellow Project: NIPC's Strategic Plan for Water Resource Management
2000 Fellow Project: Fox River Valley Watershed Implementation Plan
2001 Fellow Project: Illinois Water Quality Management Plan
2005 Fellow Project: Chicago Wilderness Watershed mapping project
2006 Fellow Project: Calumet Rivers Redevelopment Project

Advancement of Regional Collaboration and Participatory Planning
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Fellow Project: Common Ground Initiative

Advancement of Transportation Planning
2008 Fellow Project: Public Transportation Strategy Report for GO TO 2040
2009 Fellow Project: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
2009 Fellow Project: Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Improvement Plan

Advancement of Planning Processes in Less-Advantages Communities
2002 Fellow Project: Sustainable Development Guidebook for municipalities
2004, 2005, 2006 Fellow Project: Full Circle Neighborhood Initiative
2007 Fellow Project: Centers Toolkit, planning software to aid local planning

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