Why this program matters

Why This Program Matters

Do you love Chicago and the Northeastern Illinois region?

If so, you have the hard work of regional planning agencies like CMAP to thank for protecting natural resources, reducing Transportation congestion, and promoting sustainable neighborhoods.

Will you still love this region in 2040, when it has grown to have 2.8 million more people?

If you want to, you will want to support the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program. The Program enables a graduate student to spend a summer devoted to sustainable land use and Transportation planning in our growing region.

Initiatives to which the Fellows have contributed:

Advancement of Local Planning:
2016 Fellow Project: Community Plan for Albany Park and surrounding neighborhoods in Chicago
2016 Fellow Project: Community Plan for North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago
2015 Fellow Project: South Elgin Unified Development Ordinance   
2015 Fellow Project: Sugar Run Creek Area Neighborhood Plan
2014 Fellow Project: Comprehensive Plan for North Chicago
2013 Fellow Project: Zoning code update for City of Berwyn
2007 Fellow Project: Centers Toolkit, planning software to aid local planning
2004, 2005, 2006 Fellow Project: Full Circle Neighborhood Initiative
Advancement of Land Use Planning for Better Environmental Management
2014 Fellow Project: Sustainability Guide for the DuPage County government campus
2013 Fellow Project: Will County brownfields inventory
2012 Fellow Project: Climate Adaptation Toollkit
2012 Fellow Project: Village of Niles Environmental Action Plan
2006 Fellow Project: Calumet Rivers Redevelopment Project
2005 Fellow Project: Chicago Wilderness Watershed mapping project
2002 Fellow Project: Sustainable Development Guidebook for municipalities
2001 Fellow Project: Illinois Water Quality Management Plan
2000 Fellow Project: Fox River Valley Watershed Implementation Plan
2000 Fellow Project: NIPC's Strategic Plan for Water Resource Management
Advancement of Housing Planning
2016 Fellow Project: Institute for Housing Studies Regional Housing Clusters Roundtable 
2016 Fellow Project: Regional Housing Initiative
Advancement of Regional Policy Analysis
2016 Fellow Project: Alternative Futures scenario development 
Advancement of Regional Collaboration and Participatory Planning
2016 Fellow Project: Cook County Comprehensive Growth Plan
2010 Fellow Project: Community outreach and public engagement for GO TO 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan 
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Fellow Project: Common Ground Initiative
Advancement of Transportation Planning
2009 Fellow Project: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
2008 Fellow Project: Public Transportation Strategy Report for GO TO 2040