Agricultural climate adaptation
Crain's Chicago Business had a multimedia feature
on how climate change is affecting agriculture and communities in Illinois. Among future adaptations farmers are considering, per Crain's, current crops like soybeans might need to be replaced by fruit traditionally raised in southern climates.
Congestion pricing for NYC
The New York Times is covering
the statewide politics of that city's renewed quest to implement one form of congestion pricing after a prior effort stalled
in 2008. While the New York City proposal differs significantly from what CMAP recommends
for our regional expressways, the principle of managing lanes to improve traffic flow has proven successful elsewhere
across the U.S.
North American Climate Summit
Next Monday through Wednesday, December 4-6, the North American Climate Summit
will bring together leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to sign the Chicago Climate Charter and commit to addressing climate change at the local level. Among several related activities, on Sunday, December 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Field Museum will host the Chicago Community Climate Forum
, a gathering of leaders from the region to discuss building strong communities and taking action on climate change.
On Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., City Digital will host a Climate Forum about how urban-centric technology and climate strategies can be leveraged to meet the intentions of the Paris Accord. Register here
. Also on Monday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., global city mayors will discuss their efforts to combat climate change in a program moderated by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center (130 E. Randolph St., Chicago). Registration
CMAP Certification Review
The public has an opportunity to provide comments to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) representatives in an open public meeting concerning the transportation planning process in the Chicago metropolitan area. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at CMAP (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago).
This public meeting is part of a review that will assess compliance with regulations pertaining to the transportation planning process conducted by CMAP, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra rail, Pace bus, and other planning partners.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please address your comments to:
Federal Highway Administration
200 W. Adams St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606
Federal Transit Administration
200 W. Adams St., Suite 320
Chicago, IL 60606
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services should contact CMAP by calling or writing: CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-454-0400.