UPDATES

September 15, 2022

High school students join CMAP to explore planning, metropolitan region

This summer, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning welcomed high school students from across the region to learn about the opportunities a...

July 6, 2022

Apply for new federal infrastructure grants

Learn about the open grant opportunities provided through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

April 25, 2022

Building an inclusive and thriving northeastern Illinois through public-private partnerships

A new CMAP program aims to use public-private partnerships to make the delivery of infrastructure projects more efficient and effective.

April 14, 2022

Communities can take a page from Barcelona’s playbook on green, pedestrian-friendly spaces

Our region's communities have started transforming streets to create attractive and welcoming spaces. Farther away, cities like Barcelona have ...

March 16, 2022

McHenry County shared services initiative leads to countywide social workers

A new police social worker program in McHenry County is the result of the county’s efforts to increase shared services among local governments.

March 10, 2022

Why improved accessibility, ADA compliance matters for northeastern Illinois

Read the latest on CMAP’s initiative to make infrastructure more accessible to everyone in the region.

March 8, 2022

Governor Pritzker’s 2023 budget proposal affects transportation, other priorities in northeastern Illinois

Learn how the state budget proposal affects transportation and other policy priorities in the region and across Illinois.

February 16, 2022

Improving access to broadband internet

Access to broadband is more important than ever. Learn how planners can address barriers and prioritize projects that can shorten the digital d...

February 10, 2022

CMAP ready to build consensus around Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman shares why regional collaboration is critical for northeastern Illinois to maximize the benefits of the Inf...

February 9, 2022

Using art to bridge two communities on North Avenue

The North Avenue District use art to create a more attractive and inviting streetscape.

January 27, 2022

How road salt contaminates our water supply

Road salt helps protect pedestrians, bikers, and drivers, but excessive use pollutes our drinking water.

January 19, 2022

Key housing market trends in northeastern Illinois

A new analysis by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning explores key housing trends over the last 20 years.

January 18, 2022

How public-private partnerships can fill transportation gaps

Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works found an innovative a way to meet travelers’ needs through a special ride-haili...

December 13, 2021

Planning inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ communities

LGBTQIA+ communities experience a range of challenges with transportation, safety, and housing. This article highlights areas to consider when ...

December 7, 2021

Why Oregon is using a per-mile tax to help pay for roads

Oregon is using a road usage charge to help fund its transportation system.

November 19, 2021

Bringing the region together for a stronger recovery

Leaders from across northeastern Illinois joined together on Monday to support a strong economic recovery and build back a more inclusive, pros...

November 18, 2021

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act update

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes generational investments for rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, and rails. Read CMAP staff'...

November 18, 2021

2020 census reveals slow population growth, increased diversity in northeastern Illinois

The U.S. Census Bureau’s recently released data from the 2020 census offer a glimpse into population and demographic shifts in northeastern Illin...

November 9, 2021

A route to work — and a better quality of life: Q&A with a long-time CTA rider

In this Q&A, Lavelle Howell shares how transit is critical to his employment and quality of life.

October 21, 2021

How access to opportunity affects quality of life in northeastern Illinois

Learn four key insights from the My Daily Travel survey, CMAP’s pre-pandemic household travel survey from 2019 involved 12,000 respondents and ...