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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
November 25, 2015  

IL 53/120 Corridor Land Use Committee Approves Land Use Strategy

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the corridor land use committee for the proposed IL 53/120 project voted to approve the land use strategy by a vote of 15 to 5, after hearing comments from the... Read More About IL 53/120 Corridor Land Use Committee Approves Land Use Strategy
October 5, 2015  

Developing national accessibility standards

What makes for a "livable community?"  GO TO 2040 , the comprehensive regional plan for northeastern Illinois, envisions a region with a dynamic economy, abundant open spaces, a strong... Read More About Developing national accessibility standards
July 28, 2015  

Advances and challenges in accessibility

A new post explores the impact of Americans with Disabilities Act has had since being enacted twenty-five years ago. Read More About Advances and challenges in accessibility

Tree replacement funding

Communities located within the Millennium Reserve can apply for U.S. Forest Service funding for ash tree replacements.  The request for proposals will be available from June 1 through... Read More About Tree replacement funding
May 27, 2015  

The Village of South Holland comprehensive plan

The Village of South Holland is home to thriving retail and industrial corridors. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities both within its borders and in the south suburban sub-region, the... Read More About The Village of South Holland comprehensive plan

Public meetings in Pilsen and Little Village

Residents and stakeholders are invited to share thoughts and priorities for the development of the Pilsen and Little Village land use plan at a series of community workshops in June.  The... Read More About Public meetings in Pilsen and Little Village
May 5, 2015  

2016 joint call for planning projects

CMAP, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) released a call for local projects across metropolitan Chicago through the RTA ... Read More About 2016 joint call for planning projects
April 7, 2015  

Metropolitan Planning Council "Building Resilience" roundtable

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) will host the second roundtable in its Building Resilience series, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Read More About Metropolitan Planning Council "Building Resilience" roundtable

RTA survey results highlight effects of transit-oriented developments

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) released results from a survey of residents of transit-oriented developments (TOD) in the suburbs of Chicago. The report includes key findings on... Read More About RTA survey results highlight effects of transit-oriented developments

Muni-Blast, 3-16-15

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement livability recommendations ... Read More About Muni-Blast, 3-16-15
November 25, 2014  

Public input on IL Route 53/120 corridor land use plan

Thanks to all that participated in the IL Route 53/120 Corridor Land Use Plan open houses in Grayslake and Lake Zurich this November. Read More About Public input on IL Route 53/120 corridor land use plan
October 16, 2014  

Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program

Twenty-five new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive CMAP staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read More About Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program

CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement  livability... Read More About CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14
July 22, 2014  

Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Completed Local Technical Assistance projects and GO TO 2040-related work are highlighted in a new interactive map. Read More About Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library
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