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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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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners developed and are now implementing ON TO 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.

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 Erin Aleman 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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Updates

August 20, 2019

Dive into new CMAP Sidewalk Inventory data

The Chicago region’s new comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050 , includes a recommendation to support the development of compact, walkable communities . The ...

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August 16, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 8-16-19

CMAP Weekly, 8-16-19 Jump to section Breaking the cycle of disinvestment ...

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August 9, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 8-9-19

CMAP Weekly, 8-9-19 Jump to section Pace Pulse takes off New data se...

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August 2, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 8-2-19

CMAP Weekly, 8-2-19 Jump to section New analysis shows region is attracting, not r...

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August 1, 2019

Chicago region attracting—but not retaining—working age adults

Aug 1, 2019 Chicago region attracting—but not retaining—working age adults Dow...

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July 26, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 7-26-19

CMAP Weekly, 7-26-19 Jump to section Envisioning the Chicago region in 2050 ...

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July 22, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 7-19-19

CMAP Weekly, 7-19-19 Jump to section Public comment on regional transportation inv...

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July 12, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 7-12-19

CMAP Weekly, 7-12-19 Jump to section CMAP releases new Community Data Snapshots ...

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June 28, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 6-21-19

Jun 28, 2019 CMAP Weekly, 6-21-19 Jump to section Erin Aleman named new ...

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June 28, 2019

CMAP Weekly, 6-28-19

CMAP Weekly, 6-28-19 Jump to section Governor signs capital bill Exe...

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June 25, 2019

Szabo retiring after 40-year career in public service, transportation

Szabo retiring after 40-year career in public service, transportation After a 40-year car...

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June 14, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-14-19

Jun 14, 2019 CMAP Weekly Update, 6-14-19 Jump to section MPO Policy Comm...

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June 7, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-7-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-7-19 Jump to section Policy Committee reminder ...

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June 5, 2019

Weekly Update, 5-31-2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-31-2019 Jump to section Transport Chicago conference June 14...

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