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ON TO 2050 Plan Preview

Read the major recommendations expected to be in the draft comprehensive regional plan.

 

Local Technical Assistance

Read about 34 new local planning projects in CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program.

Non-motorized transportation

Read a new report about the state of bicycling and pedestrian activity in the Chicago region.

 

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October 20, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-20-17

Get all the agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to our partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 10-20-17
October 19, 2017  

Thirty-four new projects will help metropolitan Chicago communities to develop and implement effective local plans

Sixth round of Local Technical Assistance projects will support individual communities and help create a more resilient and prosperous region CHICAGO, October 19, 2017 -- The Chicago... Read More About Thirty-four new projects will help metropolitan Chicago communities to develop and implement effective local plans
October 11, 2017  

Metropolitan Chicago to benefit from $256 million investment in 39 transportation projects to reduce congestion and improve air quality

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning approves federal surface transportation investments that advance the region's comprehensive plan and enhance the region's roads, transit, and bicycle... Read More About Metropolitan Chicago to benefit from $256 million investment in 39 transportation projects to reduce congestion and improve air quality
September 20, 2017  

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
August 18, 2017  

Final Alternative Futures forum discusses future with constrained resources

At the final Alternative Futures forum, panelists with experience in government, nonprofit work, and the private sector shared ideas about how the region can continue to provide... Read More About Final Alternative Futures forum discusses future with constrained resources
August 3, 2017  

Chicago area students learn to be Future Leaders in Planning

For six days, 33 students from throughout the Chicago region learned about planning and how it affects their communities. Read More About Chicago area students learn to be Future Leaders in Planning
July 27, 2017  

Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all

"The Future of Economic Opportunity," held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium in Homewood on Wednesday, July 19, was the fourth of five Alternative Futures forums hosted by Chicago... Read More About Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all
July 21, 2017  

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  

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
July 6, 2017  

Proposal for new national freight infrastructure fee and grants

On June 22, 2017, H.R. 3001 , Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The current proposal... Read More About Proposal for new national freight infrastructure fee and grants
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CMAP is...

CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago.

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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. 
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