September 24, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update

This week's top feature explores how Singapore used congestion pricing to address traffic and travel demand and why our region can draw inspirati...

September 21, 2021

How Singapore improved traffic with congestion pricing

CMAP is looking at global policy initiatives, learning from others to bring innovation to northeastern Illinois. One approach is charging travele...

September 8, 2021

How communities are helping residents age in place

Planning for aging populations is not a new concept, but it is becoming more important as the number of seniors in northeastern Illinois grows. ...

September 1, 2021

Planning for an aging population in northeastern Illinois

Northeastern Illinois’ senior population is growing, particularly in northern Cook, western McHenry, and southern Will counties, according to a ...

August 31, 2021

Journey home: Searching for an accessible way to visit family

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is telling stories throughout the year from residents with disabilities about their experie...

August 27, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-27-21

Join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) on Thursday, October 7, for our first-ever State of the Region event. This year's theme,...

August 12, 2021

Three summer heat challenges your community can address

While temperatures are already warmer during the summer, heat, drought, and air quality are particularly tough challenges that climate change is ...

August 6, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-6-21

Erin Aleman, executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), shared four key insights with the audience on how to work...

August 5, 2021

Students explore planning, address regional issues during FLIP summer program

This summer, more than 30 high school and college students from across northeastern Illinois participated in the Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP...

August 5, 2021

How agriculture and conservation help the region thrive

Here are four key insights to keep in mind as we work together on supporting local food and farming, and open spaces and natural resources.

July 23, 2021

Making northeastern Illinois accessible to all

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Executive Director Erin Aleman shares why accessibility matters to her and how it’s important for the ...

July 23, 2021

Roadblock: Unsafe street stands in way of resident’s commute

As a mental health counselor, Nicole Yarmolkevich dedicates her day to supporting others. So when it’s time to head home, she craves a walk to ...

July 19, 2021

How to implement bike and pedestrian plans: Case studies from Arlington Heights and Park Forest

A safe walking and bicycling environment is essential to fostering healthy, sustainable, and vibrant communities. To advance these goals, Arlin...

July 19, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 7-16-21

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) released a new set of Community Data Snapshots to help local leaders and the public track p...

July 2, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-25-21

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? Submit a nomination now to the Chicago Metropolitan Agenc...

June 16, 2021

What your community needs to know about accessory dwelling units

As more communities look to expand housing types, they may consider a simple idea: accessory dwelling units.

May 26, 2021

New Chinatown parking plan to support neighborhood growth and safety

A new parking management plan for Chicago’s Chinatown offers recommendations to reduce parking congestion and support the growth of local busin...

May 20, 2021

Traffic is rebounding in northeastern Illinois

Transit and transportation use has changed significantly since the pandemic began in March 2020. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CM...

May 4, 2021

Two communities working together to create a recreational go-to destination

With assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), two communities in Cook County are working together to enhance recreati...

April 15, 2021

Communities adopting complete streets are creating safer travel options

The pandemic has reinforced the dangers behind street designs that encourage excessive vehicle speeding. Throughout the country last spring, as...