Welcome to our main multimedia page, where you'll find a collection of new and older videos since the dawn of CMAP. See the right-hand menu for archives by year, and below are the most recent clips describing the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan and related activities in metropolitan Chicago.
While a number of videos feature local news interviews with CMAP officials, the agency has been producing its own occasional videos since the adoption of GO TO 2040 in October 2010. See some of these below or in the navigation menu at right.
GO TO 2040 Portraits. These short vignettes describe how the lives of several residents across our seven counties intersect with principles addressed in the region's plan.
Local Technical Assistance program. Upon adoption of GO TO 2040, CMAP received a three-year, $4.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a Local Technical Assistance program. Described in this video, that program is now helping communities plan effectively, with the comprehensive regional plan as their blueprint.
YouTube Channel. Since the agency's inception, CMAP has been featured in various videos, including television news segments. Click on archives by year in the menu at right.
Improving Access, Increasing Livability. Extending the CTA Red Line south to 130th Street as recommended by GO TO 2040 would significantly improve access to job opportunities, educational institutions, health facilities, and other resources for Greater Roseland residents, as described in a new "livability report" at cmap.illinois.gov/red-line. The site also features an outreach brochure and map gallery, all developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program in collaboration with the Developing Communities Project (DCP) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
Planning for a Sustainable Local Food System. Video highlights the importance of local food as it travels from the farm to the table. By producing more of the food we consume locally, we keep money in the region, support local businesses, and have delicious, fresh produce to eat. Visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/food to learn more.