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Demographics

A new snapshot report on Demographics in the Chicago region is now available.

Technical Assistance Symposium

Register now for the CMAP and RTA symposium and Call for Projects.

FLIP 2017

CMAP is now taking applications for the Future Leaders in Planning program.

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March 24, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-24-17

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 3-24-17
March 17, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-17-17

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 3-17-17
March 17, 2017  

Administration releases FY 2018 budget blueprint

This week, the Trump Administration released its budget blueprint for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017.  The blueprint outlines $1.15 trillion in discretionary... Read More About Administration releases FY 2018 budget blueprint
March 16, 2017  

Municipal Matters, 3-16-17

The latest CMAP news and updates curated for municipal leaders. Read More About Municipal Matters, 3-16-17
March 8, 2017  

2016 Municipal Plans, Programs, and Operations Survey Results

The biennial CMAP Municipal Survey is a way for the agency to track progress toward reaching goals outlined in GO TO 2040 , to develop ON TO 2050 recommendations, and to help CMAP provide... Read More About 2016 Municipal Plans, Programs, and Operations Survey Results
March 2, 2017  

ON TO 2050: Creating a Balanced Regional Housing Supply

  About 100 people joined CMAP, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) on February 28 for the latest ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Closer to Home:... Read More About ON TO 2050: Creating a Balanced Regional Housing Supply
February 2, 2017  

Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas

A new Policy Update examines manufacturing employment and output trends for the seven-county CMAP region and the rest of Illinois from 2001-16, with a focus on the loss of high-skilled... Read More About Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas
January 11, 2017  

Chicago Transit Authority awarded $1 billion in funding

On January 9, 2017, the Federal Transit Administration announced that it would award $957 million to the Chicago Transit Authority for Phase I of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM). ... Read More About Chicago Transit Authority awarded $1 billion in funding
December 20, 2016  

New rule to have significant impact on metropolitan transportation planning

On December 15, 2016, U.S. DOT issued a final rule that will affect the metropolitan transportation planning process in the CMAP region. Read More About New rule to have significant impact on metropolitan transportation planning
December 9, 2016  

ON TO 2050 Big Ideas forum evokes debate about the future of regional urbanization

More than 100 people joined CMAP at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora on Tuesday, December 6, for the latest ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Development at the Edge: The Future of Regional... Read More About ON TO 2050 Big Ideas forum evokes debate about the future of regional urbanization
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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.

CMAP

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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