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 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 ...

October 20, 2021

Engaging Avondale residents for a unified neighborhood plan

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is working with the Avondale community to create a unified vision and plan for maintaining afforda...

October 8, 2021

Prosperity with purpose: Highlights from State of the Region 2021

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman provides a recap of the agency’s first-ever State of the Region event on October 7, 2021.

October 6, 2021

Traffic is rebounding in northeastern Illinois

Transit and transportation use has changed significantly since the pandemic began in March 2020. CMAP updated its analysis of northeastern Illino...

September 30, 2021

Join us at State of the Region as we work together toward a stronger northeastern Illinois

CMAP Board chair Gerald Bennett, mayor of Palos Hills, looks ahead to State of the Region on October 7.

September 21, 2021

How Singapore improved traffic with congestion pricing

CMAP is looking at global policy initiatives, learning from others to bring innovation to northeastern Illinois. One approach is charging travele...

September 8, 2021

How communities are helping residents age in place

Planning for aging populations is not a new concept, but it is becoming more important as the number of seniors in northeastern Illinois grows. ...

September 1, 2021

Planning for an aging population in northeastern Illinois

Northeastern Illinois’ senior population is growing, particularly in northern Cook, western McHenry, and southern Will counties.

August 31, 2021

Journey home: Searching for an accessible way to visit family

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is telling stories throughout the year from residents with disabilities about their experie...

August 27, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-27-21

Join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) on Thursday, October 7, for our first-ever State of the Region event. This year's theme,...

August 12, 2021

Three summer heat challenges your community can address

While temperatures are already warmer during the summer, heat, drought, and air quality are particularly tough challenges that climate change is ...

August 6, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-6-21

Erin Aleman, executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), shared four key insights with the audience on how to work...

August 5, 2021

Students explore planning, address regional issues during FLIP summer program

This summer, more than 30 high school and college students from across northeastern Illinois participated in the Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP...

August 5, 2021

How agriculture and conservation help the region thrive

Here are four key insights to keep in mind as we work together on supporting local food and farming, and open spaces and natural resources.