CMAP Weekly Update, 1-22-21

Illinois sees second-largest population loss of U.S. states

Illinois lost nearly 80,000 residents in 2020, marking the seventh straight year of population decline. In all, Illinois’ population has declined almost 2 percent over the last decade according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Learn more in a new analysis of population trends across both Illinois and the metropolitan Chicago region.

 

Apply now for planning assistance from CMAP and the RTA

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are accepting applications for a new call for planning assistance until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3.

CMAP and the RTA each are offering targeted planning services that can help high-need communities build their capacity and implement long-term strategies. Apply now by visiting our application page.

 

Share your thoughts on planning projects

Plans that reflect the values and priorities of their communities require meaningful public participation from residents and stakeholders. The Engage with CMAP website allows residents to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on current planning projects in the region. Stay informed and connected by checking out the site. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Download the new Land Use Inventory

CMAP recently released the 2015 Land Use Inventory, a survey of northeastern Illinois’ land use in geographic information systems (GIS) format. The dataset is now available for download through the CMAP Data Hub. The Inventory is based on a review of 2015 county assessor data and aerial photography, focusing on areas that have undergone change since the 2013 Inventory.

The Land Use Inventory is an essential input to CMAP's land use and transportation research. Other users of the data include county planning departments, regional transportation agencies, federal and state agencies, university researchers, non-governmental organizations, environmental consulting firms, and civil engineering firms. Visit the Land Use Inventory page for more information.

 

Production on the 2018 Inventory is underway, with completion anticipated in late 2021.

 

Work with us at CMAP

CMAP is hiring for an associate research analyst/programmer. Candidates must have advanced skills in GIS, scripting, and computational analysis related to large urban datasets.

 

The agency also is accepting applications for the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship for a qualified graduate student in urban and regional planning or a related field through Friday, February 19.

 

Help RTA understand changing travel patterns

The RTA invites you to take the Transportation Choices Survey to help the agency better understand how travel patterns and behaviors are changing due to COVID-19. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

 

Attend Red Line Extension stations virtual meetings

The CTA is hosting a series of virtual public meetings to discuss four proposed stations for the Red Line Extension. The first meeting, on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., addresses the 130th Street station. See a flyer in English and Spanish for more information.

 

ON TO 2050, the regional comprehensive plan, identified the Red Line Extension as a regionally significant project.

 

Events

Red Line Extension 130th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
January 27, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Exploring President Biden's Urban Agenda
Metropolitan Planning Council, Regional Plan Association, SPUR
January 29, 2021
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 111th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 2, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 9, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 16, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

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CMAP Weekly Update, 1-22-21

Illinois sees second-largest population loss of U.S. states

Illinois lost nearly 80,000 residents in 2020, marking the seventh straight year of population decline. In all, Illinois’ population has declined almost 2 percent over the last decade according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Learn more in a new analysis of population trends across both Illinois and the metropolitan Chicago region.

 

Apply now for planning assistance from CMAP and the RTA

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are accepting applications for a new call for planning assistance until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3.

CMAP and the RTA each are offering targeted planning services that can help high-need communities build their capacity and implement long-term strategies. Apply now by visiting our application page.

 

Share your thoughts on planning projects

Plans that reflect the values and priorities of their communities require meaningful public participation from residents and stakeholders. The Engage with CMAP website allows residents to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on current planning projects in the region. Stay informed and connected by checking out the site. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Download the new Land Use Inventory

CMAP recently released the 2015 Land Use Inventory, a survey of northeastern Illinois’ land use in geographic information systems (GIS) format. The dataset is now available for download through the CMAP Data Hub. The Inventory is based on a review of 2015 county assessor data and aerial photography, focusing on areas that have undergone change since the 2013 Inventory.

The Land Use Inventory is an essential input to CMAP's land use and transportation research. Other users of the data include county planning departments, regional transportation agencies, federal and state agencies, university researchers, non-governmental organizations, environmental consulting firms, and civil engineering firms. Visit the Land Use Inventory page for more information.

 

Production on the 2018 Inventory is underway, with completion anticipated in late 2021.

 

Work with us at CMAP

CMAP is hiring for an associate research analyst/programmer. Candidates must have advanced skills in GIS, scripting, and computational analysis related to large urban datasets.

 

The agency also is accepting applications for the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship for a qualified graduate student in urban and regional planning or a related field through Friday, February 19.

 

Help RTA understand changing travel patterns

The RTA invites you to take the Transportation Choices Survey to help the agency better understand how travel patterns and behaviors are changing due to COVID-19. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

 

Attend Red Line Extension stations virtual meetings

The CTA is hosting a series of virtual public meetings to discuss four proposed stations for the Red Line Extension. The first meeting, on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., addresses the 130th Street station. See a flyer in English and Spanish for more information.

 

ON TO 2050, the regional comprehensive plan, identified the Red Line Extension as a regionally significant project.

 

Events

Red Line Extension 130th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
January 27, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Exploring President Biden's Urban Agenda
Metropolitan Planning Council, Regional Plan Association, SPUR
January 29, 2021
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 111th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 2, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 9, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 16, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

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