Throughout 2020, CMAP provided critical data and analyses to help our communities stay informed and navigate new challenges. Many of those topics remain relevant today. As we enter a new year, we're sharing the five most-read pieces of 2020:
In this brief, CMAP provided data and analysis of how northeastern Illinois' transportation system has changed since the start of the pandemic — covering roads, trips, safety, transit, and freight rail.
CMAP found that a disproportionately high number of essential worker jobs are held by people of color and those who live in low-income communities. The piece highlights the need to address disparities in economic opportunity.
This CMAP analysis found that people of color were participating in the 2020 census at much lower rates than white residents. The piece also shared the ramifications of an undercount and strategies to increase participation.
This piece explored how municipalities may be impacted by changes in revenue as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, particularly with sales tax, the Local Government Distributive Fund, and property tax.
Many members of marginalized communities still face barriers to quality housing, education, employment, and health. This piece explored those challenges in northeastern Illinois and what CMAP is doing to address them.