On this page are recent CMAP news products (press releases, tip sheets, and other content of interest to reporters and the general public. See the right-hand navigation menu for news products from previous years. Please direct any press inquiries to CMAP communications director Tom Garritano (email@example.com or 312-386-8609) or communications associate Justine Reisinger (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8802).
Recent News Products
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 4-24-13
Our tip sheet from April 24, 2013 includes information on the launch of a community-led plan for Chinatown, a new CMAP toolkit to help communities plan for the physical character of development, and more.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 3-20-13
Our tip sheet from March 20, 2013 includes information on findings in new Regional Manufacturing Cluster report, upcoming highlights of American Planning Association national conference in Chicago, and more.
NEWS Release: Rebound of Chicago region's manufacturing cluster depends on innovation, workforce development, infrastructure, 2-26-13
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning releases detailed report describing "advanced manufacturing" trends that present opportunities and challenges for the seven-county region. Read more in the press release.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 2-22-13
Our tip sheet includes information on next week's Regional Manufacturing Cluster Drill-Down Forum, our latest GO TO 2040 implementation report, and more.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 1-23-13
Our tip sheet from January 23, 2013 includes information on the American Planning Association honoring CMAP with a national planning award; analysis of housing trends in Metropolitan Chicago; news on Local Technical Assistance projects in Addison and Waukegan; and more.
NEWS Release: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Receives Prestigious National Planning Award, 1-9-13
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency from the American Planning Association. Created in 2005, CMAP is the regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will, and is responsible for producing the region's comprehensive plan. Read more in the press release.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 12-19-12
Our tip sheet from December 19, 2012 includes information on a new livability report in support of the proposed CTA Red Line South Extension; the economic benefits of implementing congestion pricing; a new report on the revitalization of the Irving Park Road Corridor; and more.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet, 11-1-12
Our tip sheet from November 1, 2012 includes information on building support to implement congestion pricing in the region; the diversity of employment in the region's freight industry cluster; CMAP support for performance-based funding of transportation; and more.
NEWS Release: Computer models show congestion pricing's benefits for metropolitan Chicago residents and region, 10-15-12
Report and website feature new Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that reinforces the need to implement "express toll lanes," starting with five new GO TO 2040 expressway projects. Read more in the press release.
CMAP's "Planning for a Sustainable Food System" 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.