CMAP and its planning efforts were recognized with four awards from the Illinois chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-IL) at its annual conference this week. The awards included recognition for ON TO 2050 with the top prize, the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.
Over more than three years of plan development, CMAP worked with dozens of partners, stakeholders and resource groups, and engaged more than 100,000 residents of northeastern Illinois to create a vision to help the region and its communities achieve prosperity together.
“The development of ON TO 2050 would not have been possible without the efforts of many, many others throughout the Chicago region and everyone at the agency,” said CMAP executive director Erin Aleman. “We are honored by this recognition and will continue to work toward implementation of the plan’s recommendations for a more inclusive, resilient, and thriving future.”
Several other CMAP-supported plans were recognized by APA-IL this year including three plans developed in partnership with communities through the agency’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
Read more about the awards in a CMAP news release or from APA-IL.