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How can we plan for a region with more walkable communities? We want your ideas.

Freight Snapshot

Read our recently released snapshot report on the Chicago region's freight network.

Expanding Housing Choice

The latest ON TO 2050 strategy paper is now available.

Updates

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May 19, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-19-17

Get all the agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to our partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 5-19-17
May 16, 2017  

Statement on repeal of MPO consolidation passage

In December 2016, U.S. DOT issued a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Coordination rule that would have significant impacts on metropolitan Chicago and neighboring regions.  The... Read More About Statement on repeal of MPO consolidation passage
May 12, 2017  

Omnibus FY 17 appropriations bill signed

On Friday, May 5, the President signed into law an appropriations package to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017, which ends September 30, 2017. Read More About Omnibus FY 17 appropriations bill signed
May 11, 2017  

Walkable Communities Alternative Futures forum recap

Read a recap of the Walkable Communities forum held on May 4 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Read More About Walkable Communities Alternative Futures forum recap
April 28, 2017  

Statement on legislation to repeal MPO consolidation ruling

In December 2016, U.S. DOT issued a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Coordination rule that would have significant impacts on metropolitan Chicago and neighboring regions.  The... Read More About Statement on legislation to repeal MPO consolidation ruling
April 21, 2017  

Illinois tollway plans public meetings on I-294 improvement

The Illinois Tollway will host a series of open house meetings as part of the agency's ongoing work to plan for improvements to the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).  The meetings will... Read More About Illinois tollway plans public meetings on I-294 improvement
April 21, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-21-17

Get all the agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to our partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 4-21-17
April 12, 2017  

Changed Climate forum recap: Planning together to build resilience

Read a recap of the forum "Thriving in a Changing Climate," held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on April 6, 2017. Read More About Changed Climate forum recap: Planning together to build resilience
April 7, 2017  

Voters consider consolidation and open space measures

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, suburban voters in the seven-county CMAP region turned out for  municipal, township, school district, fire district, park district, and library district... Read More About Voters consider consolidation and open space measures
April 3, 2017  

Revenue trends for transportation funding in the Chicago region

As our region's federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is required to release an updated financial plan for transportation... Read More About Revenue trends for transportation funding in the Chicago region
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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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