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Created in 2005, CMAP is the award-winning regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP operates under authorizing legislation known as Public Act 095-0677 and by-laws


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To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan helps the region and its  284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. CMAP and its partners are now developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan slated for adoption in October 2018.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is located in Suite 800 of Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.  Click here for directions to Willis Tower.

To stay abreast of CMAP activities, please subscribe to the Weekly Update email, also available along with other Updates on the web. 

 

Board and Staff

Since its inception in October 2005, the CMAP Board's membership has featured balanced representation from across the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. The Board is chaired by Gerald Bennett, mayor of Palos Hills. 

Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo leads the CMAP staff, who have diverse capabilities in comprehensive planning, data research and analysis, and many related disciplines.  See the staff directory, phone us at 312-454-0400,  or use the web contact form.

Budget and Annual Report

See CMAP's current budget and annual report pages, each with archives dating to FY 2007. Each budget document also includes the agency's work plan, with details of how staff and other resources are allocated.

Requests for Proposals

See the CMAP Requests for Proposals page, which has current RFPs, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Informational Presentations, and a link for you to subscribe and receive email alerts about them.

Job Listings

Join the team at metropolitan Chicago's official agency for land-use and transportation planning! Visit the Careers page to apply for openings and learn about the benefits of working at CMAP.

Get Involved and More

CMAP has many ways for people and groups to participate in regional planning.  Residents can visit our main involvement page, and refer high school students to apply for the Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program.  One good way to get involved is through CMAP committees at the policy, advisory, coordinating, and working levels that play integral roles in the agency's planning processes.  

To make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, visit this page.  Also see a public notice about Title VI compliance.

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February 15, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-15-19

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February 8, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-8-19

Feb 8, 2019 CMAP Weekly Update, 2-8-19 Jump to section Board meeting rem...

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February 1, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-1-19

Feb 1, 2019 CMAP Weekly Update, 2-1-19 Jump to section Extreme cold test...

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January 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-25-19

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January 18, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-18-19

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January 11, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-11-19

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January 11, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-4-19

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January 11, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-21-18

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December 18, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-14-18

Dec 18, 2018 CMAP Weekly Update, 12-14-18 Jump to section Mayors, CMAP c...

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December 11, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-7-18

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-7-18 Jump to section New CMAP analysis of Census data shows...

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November 30, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-30-18

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-30-18 Jump to section Helping communities across the region...

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November 21, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-16-18

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-16-18 Jump to section ON TO 2050 Prioritized Investment ...

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November 21, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-21-18

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-21-18 Jump to section Transit ridership trends show need fo...

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November 20, 2018

New data show the need for dedicated and adequate capital funding for transit

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October 31, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-26-18

Oct 31, 2018 CMAP Weekly Update, 10-26-18 Jump to section ON TO 2050 Res...

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