Future Leaders in Planning

Mar 8, 2018

Future Leaders in Planning

The application period for FLIP Summer 2018 is now closed. Be on the look out for FLIP Summer 2019 applications early next year!

Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) leadership development program for high school students in Northeastern Illinois. FLIP is a FREE program where teens learn about the issues that shape our region and think of solutions with other students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities.

Read a recap of the 2017 FLIP program activities, trips and experiences. Learn more in the behind-the-scenes video below. Share the FLIP program and application with your community, school, or organization through a Partner Toolkit.

Program Overview

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Parent Orientation

Monday, July 9, 2018
Session 1: Introduction to Planning and CMAP

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Session 2: Site-level Planning

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Session 3: Neighborhood/Municipal Planning

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Session 4: Regional Planning

Friday, July 13, 2018
Session 5: Collaboration and Design

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Session 6: Final Presentation


Apply to FLIP Summer 2018

The application period for FLIP Summer 2018 is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Be on the look out for updates on FLIP Summer 2019 early next year!

To apply, students must:

  • Be in high school during the 2018-19 school year
  • Reside in one of the seven counties in the northeastern Illinois region.
  • Possess a desire and interest to learn more about the region and our communities.


Online Submissions

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FLIP 2018 Application

FLIP 2018 Poster

Future Leaders in Planning: Connect with FLIP

Connect with FLIP

To meet other youth in the region and learn more about past FLIP activities, visit the FLIP Facebook page.

For general inquiries, email FLIP@cmap.illinois.gov

For more information, please contact Marisa Prasse (mprasse@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8670) or Katanya Raby (khenry@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8628).