February 29, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-28-20

Feb 29, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-28-20

CMAP data can help communities close sidewalk gaps, improve walkability

CMAP engaged thousands of residents in the ON TO 2050 planning process and people throughout the region expressed a strong desire for more walkable communities. Walkable communities have a variety of services, amenities, and transportation options safely accessible on foot. Such places exist throughout the region, from suburban downtowns and small town main streets to urban neighborhoods.

A new policy brief looks at communities across the region to assess areas where population density, existing amenities, and access to transit indicate opportunity to improve and invest in sidewalk infrastructure. Taking into account the needs and character of individual communities, planners and community members can use this data to optimize commercial development, close gaps in trails and multi-use paths, and make transit more accessible, among other uses. This is the second analysis of CMAP’s new sidewalk inventory, the first policy brief examined improving sidewalk coverage near transit. 

APA-IL Pro Bono Planning Services Call for Projects

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is now accepting applications for new Pro Bono Planning Services Program projects. The mission of the APA-IL Pro-Bono Planning Service Program is to provide urban planning services on a pro bono basis by APA-IL members, to assist municipalities, nonprofits, and community organizations in the initiation, organizing, and fine tuning of early stage planning projects. Applications must be submitted by March 27, 2020. 

Events

CMAP Meetings

Land Use and Housing Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
March 3, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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Feb 29, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-28-20

CMAP data can help communities close sidewalk gaps, improve walkability

CMAP engaged thousands of residents in the ON TO 2050 planning process and people throughout the region expressed a strong desire for more walkable communities. Walkable communities have a variety of services, amenities, and transportation options safely accessible on foot. Such places exist throughout the region, from suburban downtowns and small town main streets to urban neighborhoods.

A new policy brief looks at communities across the region to assess areas where population density, existing amenities, and access to transit indicate opportunity to improve and invest in sidewalk infrastructure. Taking into account the needs and character of individual communities, planners and community members can use this data to optimize commercial development, close gaps in trails and multi-use paths, and make transit more accessible, among other uses. This is the second analysis of CMAP’s new sidewalk inventory, the first policy brief examined improving sidewalk coverage near transit. 

APA-IL Pro Bono Planning Services Call for Projects

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is now accepting applications for new Pro Bono Planning Services Program projects. The mission of the APA-IL Pro-Bono Planning Service Program is to provide urban planning services on a pro bono basis by APA-IL members, to assist municipalities, nonprofits, and community organizations in the initiation, organizing, and fine tuning of early stage planning projects. Applications must be submitted by March 27, 2020. 

Events

CMAP Meetings

Land Use and Housing Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
March 3, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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