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Stormwater management

Learn about a variety of tools available to help communities use green infrastructure principles in stormwater management decisions.

Intermodalism

Chicago's built-in advantage helps make the region a key transportation hub for North America. Read more in Crain's

MFT replacement

CMAP staff have identified a number of possible alternatives to the State of Illinois motor fuel tax.

Global competitiveness

A Chicago Tribune editorial pointed out why it's smarter for Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin to compete together globally for business.  Read more in a prior CMAP series about the so-called "megaregion."

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August 28, 2015  

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-28-15

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 8-28-15
August 21, 2015  

Air Freight Activity in the Chicago Metropolitan Region

This Policy Update looks at the current trends and challenges facing air freight and planned improvements meant to increase freight capacity at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Read More About Air Freight Activity in the Chicago Metropolitan Region
July 24, 2015  

New HUD rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing

A 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 goals. Read More About New HUD rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing
July 2, 2015  

Amtrak reauthorization bill introduced in Senate

On June 18, 2015, the Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act (RREEA), a $9 billion, four-year Amtrak reauthorization bill, was introduced in the U.S. Senate.  It was marked up ... Read More About Amtrak reauthorization bill introduced in Senate
June 26, 2015  

Senate transportation bill establishes new freight program

A Policy Update highlights the freight provisions in the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee text for the proposed DRIVE act, a six-year transportation reauthorization bill. Read More About Senate transportation bill establishes new freight program
June 26, 2015  

Understanding patenting activity in Illinois manufacturing

New analysis dives deep into the complexities of the regional patents indicator, exploring the decisions in patenting products and patent production. Read More About Understanding patenting activity in Illinois manufacturing
June 12, 2015  

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
June 10, 2015  

Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director

New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read More About Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director
June 9, 2015  

First half of Cal-Sag Trail opens

The western portion of the Cal-Sag Trail , from Cicero Avenue in Alsip to Illinois Route 83 in Lemont, is now open for residents to use for recreational activities such as biking, walking,... Read More About First half of Cal-Sag Trail opens
June 5, 2015  

Grand opening for The 606 park

The 606 aka the Bloomingdale Trail, a new multi-use, accessible, bike and pedestrian trail in the City of Chicago, will open Saturday, June 6. Read More About Grand opening for The 606 park
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CMAP is...

CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago.

Christopher Kennedy

CMAP is leading the implementation of GO TO 2040, the long-range plan for northeastern Illinois.

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CMAP is 284 municipalities and seven counties working in collaboration to ensure sustainable prosperity and quality of life.

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CMAP is overseen by an uncompensated board appointed by the region's municipal and county leaders.

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CMAP is the recent recipient of awards from the American Planning Association, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation Research Board, and more.

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Partner Spotlight

IEPA safeguards the state's natural resources from pollution and provides a healthy environment for its citizens.
 
The WCGL is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organization of 30 municipalities and Will County, representing over 675,000 residents.
Instituto del Progreso Latino contributes to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment.
CUPPA is committeed to providing innovative urban planning and public management education that puts engaged research to purposeful use.
 
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.
NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committeed to helping homeowners and neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County, and Elgin.
 
CDOT keeps the city's surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, and in a state of good repairs.
The Lan-Oak Park District strives to enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks, and well-developed recreational facilities. https://www.lanoakparkdistrict.org/
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