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Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. Browse our CMAP Media Archive for links to CMAP-related news stories from 2007.

March

March 26, 2014
Published by Next City
The Center for Neighborhood Technology described how CMAP's parking toolkit is being used to develop management strategies in Hinsdale and Chicago's Wicker Park-Bucktown neighborhood. The projects are being developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
March 21, 2014
Published by Chicago Tribune
Metropolis Strategies announced it plans to close on May 31, 2014, after 15 years of service to the region.  Metropolis has been an invaluable partner to CMAP over the years and was instrumental in the agency's formation.
 
March 20, 2014
Published by Daily Herald
Metropolis Strategies announced it plans to close on May 31, 2014, after 15 years of service to the region.  
 
Published by Crain's
Metropolis Strategies announced it plans to close on May 31, 2014, after 15 years of service to the region.  
 
March 20, 2014
Published by DNAInfo Chicago
The article describes the City of Chicago Plan Commission's approval of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods plan and a new Large Lot program that allows homeowners, block clubs, and nonprofit groups in Englewood to buy City-owned land for $1 per parcel. The plan was developed by the City's Department of Planning and Development through CMAP's LTA program
 
March 20, 2014
Published by Chicago Sun-Times
The article describes the City of Chicago Plan Commission's approval of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods plan and a new Large Lot program that allows homeowners, block clubs, and nonprofit groups in Englewood to buy City-owned land for $1 per parcel.  
 
March 20, 2014
Published by Huffington Post
The article describes the City of Chicago Plan Commission's approval of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods plan and a new Large Lot program that allows homeowners, block clubs, and nonprofit groups in Englewood to buy City-owned land for $1 per parcel. 
 
March 20, 2014
Published by StreetsBlog Chicago
The article describes the proposal from Illinois Senator Daniel Biss that would combine CTA, Metra, and Pace into a new streamlined RTA.
 
March 17, 2014
Published by Daily HeraldThe article mentions CMAP's preparation of a Complete Streets toolkit for municipalities, which will offer communities pedestrian-friendly guidelines. 
 
March 15, 2014
Published by Daily Herald
The Daily Herald profiled recommendations from a Homes for a Changing Region plan under development for Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and North Aurora. The project is being developed through CMAP's LTA program.
 
March 06, 2014
Published by StreetsBlog Chicago
Streetsblog Chicago highlighted the value of implementing GO TO 2040 and the plan's recent Smart Growth Achievement award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
March 06, 2014
Published by Times of Northwest Indiana
A Calumet City resident shared his thoughts on a recent public meeting for the development of his community's new comprehensive plan with the Times of Northwest Indiana. The plan is being developed through CMAP's LTA program.
 
March 4, 2014
Published by StreetsBlog Chicago
The article describes the recommendations by the Metropolitan Planning Council's Peter Skosey that the region could increase transit ridership by focusing development and jobs near existing stations.
 

February

February 28, 2014
Published by Southtown Star
The article details CMAP Board chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett's testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives about the need for a multimodal approach with strategic investments such as those prioritized by our region's CREATE public-private partnership.
 
February 27, 2014
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article details CMAP Board chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett's testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives about the need for a multimodal approach with strategic investments such as those prioritized by our region's CREATE public-private partnership.
 
February 25, 2104
Published by Chicago Sun-Times
The article announces the development of Connecting Cook County, a comprehensive transportation plan.
 
February 25, 2014
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article details housing recommendations for the Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and North Aurora Homes for a Changing Region plan. The project is being developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program with support from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kane County.
 
February 21, 2014
Published by Fox 32 News
The article discusses the congestion and longer commutes faced by reverse commuters in metropolitan Chicago, and references a study by CMAP projecting the number of commuters in Deerfield.
 
February 18, 2014
Published by Oswego Patch
The article describes the findings of a draft market analysis for Oswego. The project is being developed through CMAP's LTA program
 
February 12, 2014
Published by American City & Country
The article lists the winners of the U.S. EPA 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, which included CMAP's GO TO 2040 regional comprehensive plan for the Policies, Programs, and Plans category.
 
February 12, 2014
Published by Crain's
The blog post describes how cooperation in the Midwest could help economic development, especially in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
 
February 9, 2014
Published by Daily Herald
The article previewed the planning workshop for north Cook County as part of the county's Planning for Progress effort. The plan is being developed through CMAP's LTA program
 
February 7, 2014
Published by Daily Herald
The article discusses efforts to update Carol Stream's comprehensive plan. The project is being developed through CMAP's LTA program
 
February 7, 2014
Published by The Doings La Grange
The article describes an assignment about maglev trains that eighth-graders at Park Junior High worked on to help implement GO TO 2040 recommendations around public transit.
 
February 7, 2014
Published by Times of Northwest Indiana
In a guest column, CMAP Executive Director Randy Blankenhorn made the case that Illinois and Indiana should be competing together, rather than against each other, in today's globalized economy.
 
February 4, 2014
Published by ENews Park Forest
The press release announces winners of the EPA's 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, which was awarded to CMAP's GO TO 2040 regional comprehensive plan for Policies, Programs, and Plans category.
 
February 2, 2014 
Published by Times of Northwest Indiana
The article previewed a Calumet City workshop that gave residents a chance to provide input for its comprehensive plan. The project is being developed through CMAP's LTA program
 

 

January

January 18, 2014
Apache Park residents urged to band together for clout by Bob Chiarito
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article covers a public meeting held recently for the City of Des Plaines Apache Park Neighborhood Plan. The project is being developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program

January 17, 2014
Niles Draft Pedestrian, Bike Plan Discussed by Tom Robb
Published by Journal Online
The article covers the release of the draft Niles draft bike-pedestrian plan. The project will help implement the Niles Environmental Action Plan.

January 14, 2014
Lake Forest receives $764 grant for McClory bike path connection by Pioneer Press Staff
Published by Lake Forester
The article covers the receipt of a grant to Lake Forest to build a new bike path section. The project is receiving funding from CMAP's Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

January 13, 2014
Funding for downtown Lake Forest bike path secured by City of Lake Forest
Published by Lake Forester
Topics: Mobility, Strategic Investment, Walking and Bicycling
The article describes the approval of funding for downtown bike path in Lake Forest. The project will be partially funded through CMAP's Transportation Alternatives Program.

January 13, 2014
New resource on form-based codes is a practical guide for all communities by Brad Neumann
Published by Michigan State University Extension
Topics: Livability, Land Use and Zoning
The article describes Form-Based  Codes: A Step-by-Step Guide for Communities and how it is a resource for communities nationally. 

January 11, 2014
Indiana Harbor Belt going greener by Mark Lawton
Published by Franklin Park Herald Journal
The article covers a grant of $34.26 million to convert 31 locomotives to natural gas. The project is partially funded through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program.

January 2, 2014
EcoMyths: Snow and Water Supply by Kate Sackman
Published by WBEZ 91.5
WBEZ's Worldview program featured CMAP's Tim Loftus in a discussion about impacts of snowfall and road salts on water supply.

January 1, 2014
Big plans in Campton Hills by Ashley Sloboda
Published by Kane County Chronicle
The article mentions the rewriting of zoning and subdivision ordinances for Campton Hills. The project is being developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

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