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Press Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to CMAP communications director Tom Garritano ( or 312-386-8609) or communications associate Justine Reisinger ( or 312-386-8802).


NEWS RELEASE: Twenty-five new projects will help implement the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan in communities across metropolitan Chicago, 10-16-14
Fourth round of CMAP Local Technical Assistance projects will support goals of building a strong, livable, and prosperous region. Read more in a press release.


NEWS RELEASE: Regional data and analysis show challenges and opportunities facing metropolitan Chicago's economy, 7-7-14
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning launches web "microsite" with a series of economic indicators for the seven-county region. Read more in press release


NEWS RELEASE:  Anticipated federal grant requirements will provide incentives for municipalities to plan for future housing needs, 2-27-14
CMAP and the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) have released Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Metropolitan Chicago. The report finds that communities with a well-balanced supply of housing enjoy many economic and social benefits as a result. Read more in a joint press release


NEWS RELEASE: More than 50 projects will receive $286 million to reduce congestion, improve air quality in metropolitan Chicago, 11-12-13
More than 50 projects will receive federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program funds allocated by CMAP. As described in a press release, residents will benefit from improved transit, roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities thanks to federal transportation funds programmed over the next four years in support of GO TO 2040 goals. 


NEWS Release: Over 30 new local GO TO 2040 implementation projects help communities develop and deploy their own plans, 11-7-13
Thirty-two new projects led by municipalities and nonprofits from across the seven-county metropolitan Chicago region will receive staff assistance or grants to support community-driven local implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program. Read more in the press release.

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