UPDATES

October 1, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update

The region's long-range plan, ON TO 2050, calls for prioritized investment in traded clusters as the best strategy for restarting inclusive econo...

September 25, 2020

Online permitting during COVID-19 underscores importance of tech investment

Online submission systems are more efficient. They allow residents to submit at their convenience, municipalities to gather permits in a search...

September 18, 2020

Survey reveals travel patterns were shifting pre-pandemic

Younger generations are favoring biking, walking, and public transit over cars more than they did a decade ago. Lower income households are trave...

September 11, 2020

How to engage Latinx communities during COVID-19

Many Latinx residents receive information through their churches or at social service agencies and community meetings that provide materials pr...

September 4, 2020

North Avenue revitalization kicks off with housing boom

Apartments, townhouses, and other multifamily housing developments are cropping up along North Avenue in western Cook County. The activity shows ...

August 28, 2020

Illinois at risk of a census undercount, especially in communities of color

Fewer people in northeastern Illinois are filling out the census, putting the region at risk of a costly undercount. A new analysis of 2020 censu...

August 21, 2020

Reimagining an economic recovery with a low-carbon future

“There’s an opportunity right now for a massive infrastructure investment plan that would upgrade electricity systems and public transportation, ...

August 7, 2020

Why we must address housing vacancies even during a pandemic

We still do not know how the coronavirus pandemic will change the region’s housing market, in part, because governmental interventions like emerg...

July 18, 2020

Local Technical Assistance keeps public engaged during pandemic

Public engagement remains a core element to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Local Technical Assistance program, and our commitment...

July 16, 2020

Shared services can strengthen local governments’ response to COVID-19

Service-sharing initiatives have proven to be effective tools for local governments looking to save taxpayer dollars and improve efficiency. More...