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Inclusive Growth Strategy Paper

Read about potential strategies and policy directions for a more inclusive regional economy.

ON TO 2050 Preview Report

The draft report is available for public comment through August 3.

Planning for the future

Read a Chicago Tribune editorial about the development of ON TO 2050.

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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.... Read More About Local leadership on climate change issues
July 14, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 7-14-17

Get all the agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to our partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 7-14-17
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
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... Read More About Socioeconomic shifts in the Chicago region
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... Read More About Illinois Department of Transportation to shut down transportation projects statewide
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... Read More About Panel discusses future of transportation in Chicago region
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... Read More About Population change across age groups in the CMAP region
June 9, 2017  

Considerations and Practices of Local Government Consolidation

This Policy Update outlines considerations for local government consolidation, summarizes recent state legislation, and describes how New York is encouraging its local governments to consolidate. Read More About Considerations and Practices of Local Government Consolidation
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... Read More About Administration releases FY2018 budget proposal
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
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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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