The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) held its first-ever State of the Region on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The theme, Prosperity with Purpose, looked at progress toward building an inclusive and thriving northeastern Illinois.
Executive Director Erin Aleman delivered a state of the region address, featuring results of CMAP’s new public opinion survey. The findings revealed residents’ attitudes toward key quality-of-life issues and identified successes and challenges across our region. They also uncovered how COVID-19 affected practices and preferences around transportation, open space, and more.
The event included a keynote address by public health expert Dr. Suzet McKinney, voices of residents around the region, and a ceremony for the winners of CMAP’s 2021 Regional Excellence Awards.