Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) is a free summer program for high school and college students in northeastern Illinois. This leadership development program allows students to explore the field of urban planning and learn to address issues in their communities.
FLIP introduces students to planning topics through engaging online sessions and activities led by regional planning experts from CMAP and partner agencies. Topics touch on the many angles of urban planning, from design and public transportation to housing and environmental protection.
Through FLIP, students learn about new professions and career paths in urban planning, urban design, sustainability, public policy, government, transportation, environmental planning, water supply, community development, and public engagement.