Stormwater and Flooding

Stormwater and Flooding

Read about impacts of flooding on the Chicago region and strategies for stormwater management. 

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Transit Modernization

Read a new strategy paper on the future of transit in the Chicago region.

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Municipal Capacity

Read about potential ON TO 2050 strategies for helping municipalities build their planning capacity.

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Updates

January 5, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-5-18

Jan 5, 2018 CMAP Weekly Update, 1-5-18 Jump to section CMAP Meetings ...

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December 22, 2017

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-22-17

Dec 22, 2017 CMAP Weekly Update, 12-22-17 Jump to section Transit Modern...

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December 4, 2017

New CMAP website

Dec 4, 2017 New CMAP website To prepare for the final stages of ON TO 2050 deve...

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November 3, 2017

Strategic, regionally driven economic development in New York

In today's fast-paced global economy, metropolitan regions -- rather than just countries -- compete with one another. With its unparalleled transportation s...

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November 3, 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 pr...

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September 1, 2017

CMAP Weekly Update, 9-1-2017

Get all the agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to our partners and stakeholders.

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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 resident...

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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.

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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 Met...

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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 d...

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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.  ...

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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 h...

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July 6, 2017

Socioeconomic shifts in the Chicago region

Understanding demographic trends is crucial to developing plans and policies related to the region's land use, economic development, housing, and transportation systems.  Socioeconomic shif...

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June 29, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation to shut down transportation projects statewide

On June 21, 2017, the Governor called the General Assembly for a special session to address the State of Illinois' budget impasse, but lawmakers have not yet reached a budget deal for the new ...

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June 29, 2017

Panel discusses future of transportation in Chicago region

A group of panelists diverse in expertise and experience led a conversation about the future of transportation and mobility across the Chicago region at Illinois Institute of Technology (I...

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June 22, 2017

Population change across age groups in the CMAP region

Population growth is both a condition and a consequence of economic prosperity. Thus, the Chicago region's residents are both the primary drivers of economic growth—and, in recent years, an indi...

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May 26, 2017

Administration releases FY2018 budget proposal

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the White House released its budget proposal for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which will begin on October 1, 2017.  This proposal follows an initial blueprint...

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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.

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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.

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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.