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September 20, 2017   Livability Sustainability & Climate Water

Strategies to reduce the effects of flooding in metropolitan Chicago

The Chicago region experiences significant and repeated damages from flooding. Between 2007 and 2014, $2.319 billion in damages were paid out from public and private sources statewide, according... Read More About Strategies to reduce the effects of flooding in metropolitan Chicago
July 21, 2017   Data Economy Livability

FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments

The Illinois General Assembly enacted a series of budget bills on July 6, 2017, overriding the Governor's veto and ending the state's two-year budget impasse. Among changes to income tax... Read More About FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments
July 19, 2017   Sustainability & Climate

Local leadership on climate change issues

In June 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order committing the City of Chicago to a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.... Read More About Local leadership on climate change issues
October 6, 2016   Housing Land Use & Zoning

White House releases Housing Development toolkit focused on zoning

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the White House released a Housing Development Toolkit encouraging local governments to explore modernizing local zoning regulations to spur economic... Read More About White House releases Housing Development toolkit focused on zoning
September 21, 2016   Livability

Chinatown Community Vision Plan wins APA award

Congratulations to Chicago's Chinatown community, which will receive the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association 2016 Strategic Plan Award.  CMAP's Local Technical Assistance... Read More About Chinatown Community Vision Plan wins APA award

CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Unfortunately, due to state budget issues, neither CMAP nor RTA will be issuing a call for local technical assistance or community planning projects this year. Read More About CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Municipal Matters, 4-27-16

This quarterly CMAP newsletter includes planning news and resources that can help municipal officials and planners like you to implement livability recommendations from the GO TO 2040 and... Read More About Municipal Matters, 4-27-16

ON TO 2050 launch event recap

CMAP was delighted to welcome several hundred residents, non-profit organizations, units of local government, private employers, and other stakeholders on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, to kick off... Read More About ON TO 2050 launch event recap
September 30, 2015   Housing

Lower Fox Valley employers invited to October 7 Employer-Assisted Housing workshop

There will be an informational session on Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center (101 South Second St., St. Charles). Read More About Lower Fox Valley employers invited to October 7 Employer-Assisted Housing workshop
August 20, 2015   Sustainability & Climate Water

Tools can help municipalities and leaders plan for stormwater management

Several organizations have developed new resources to help communities use green infrastructure principles in stormwater management decisions. Read More About Tools can help municipalities and leaders plan for stormwater management

Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review

CMAP has released the proposed projects for its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Read More About Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review

GO TO 2040/FFY 2014-19 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment comment period

See the amendment that would add two projects and a handful of modifications to existing projects to CMAP's Transportation Implementation Program. Read More About GO TO 2040/FFY 2014-19 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment comment period
July 24, 2015   GO TO 2040 Housing

New HUD rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing

This CMAP Policy Update examines the broad implications of the rule and how channeling resources in ways that expand housing options for all can help metropolitan Chicago achieve several important... Read More About New HUD rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing

Resilience Application Highlights Impact of Urban Flooding

Spurred by 2013's record-breaking floods, CMAP is helping a coordinated effort to build resilience to flooding and other climate impacts in the state. Read More About Resilience Application Highlights Impact of Urban Flooding

High school summer program introduces students to opportunities in planning

Forty-five high school students from across the seven-county region participated in the eighth session of Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) spending July 10-17, 2015, learning about the many... Read More About High school summer program introduces students to opportunities in planning
July 9, 2015   Livability Housing

Regional Housing Initiative supports affordable housing development in opportunity areas

CMAP is collaborating with BRicK Partners, the Metropolitan Planning Council, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and nine other housing authorities in the region to encourage a diverse... Read More About Regional Housing Initiative supports affordable housing development in opportunity areas

Vouchers for green public vehicles

The City of Chicago is looking for taxi, livery, and similar public passenger fleet vendors interested in reducing their fleets‘ carbon footprint to apply for the Drive Clean Taxi program.... Read More About Vouchers for green public vehicles

Chi-Cal Rivers Fund call for proposals

The Chi–Cal Rivers Fund is looking for project proposals that will reduce stormwater runoff with green infrastructure, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and improve public-use... Read More About Chi-Cal Rivers Fund call for proposals

Housing stock diversity in metropolitan Chicago

A CMAP Policy Update explores how housing stock diversity has changed in the region since 2000 and how those changes relate to trends in housing tenure. Read More About Housing stock diversity in metropolitan Chicago

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