December 6, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-6-19

Dec 6, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-6-19

CMAP December Board Meeting cancelled

The December Board, Coordinating, and Executive Committee meetings have been cancelled. The next CMAP Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

 

 

APA highlights FLIP in December's Planning Magazine

CMAP’s Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program and staff member Katanya Raby were featured in the December issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. In particular the article draws attention to the importance of involving diverse youth in planning to spark community and civic engagement.

FLIP is CMAP's leadership development program for high school students in Northeastern Illinois. Teens learn about the issues facing the region, collaborate with other students on solutions, and interact with regional leaders making the decisions that help shape our communities.

 

Youth involvement provides pathways to a planning career for students that may not have considered the profession beforehand and encourages youths to actively participate in their communities. Raby praises FLIP in her interview, saying “we’re not just building a pipeline of planners…we are also fostering some really great civic discourse among young people.”

 

 

CMAP executive director testifies before U.S. House on freight

Erin Aleman, CMAP executive director, was in Washington D.C. this week to address a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on behalf of the agency and the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC). Pointing to the inextricable link between freight infrastructure investment and the long-term health of our national economy, Aleman said, “We must focus on the system as a whole, rather than viewing our nation’s transportation infrastructure as several different systems that occasionally interact. We must think in terms of an entire network, interconnected and interdependent.” Read her full testimony, a CAGTC press release and coverage in Transportation Topics and the American Journal of Transportation.

ON TO 2050 recommends a number of strategies to maintain the region’s status as North America’s freight hub, including investing strategically in the fright network and developing a unified regional approach for freight transportation issues.

 

 

 

Metropolitan Planning Council releases report on universal mobility

This week, the Metropolitan Planning Council released a report on universal mobility, advocating that our public transportation system should meet the needs of all its customers, no matter their age or ability. The report includes 32 policy recommendations meant to remove barriers faced by older adults and people with disabilities while navigating our transportation system. Read more in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, WTTW, and the Daily Herald.

 

 

Other news

Partner job posting
The City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is accepting applications for City Planner positions through December 23, 2019.

Chicago region green spaces survey
The Forest and Urban Systems Ecology (FUSE) Lab at Purdue University is seeking input from residents who are 18 years or older on the accessibility in terms of value and usage of local green spaces within Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

DuPage ADA Transition Plan
DuPage County is currently asking for public comment on their draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan through January 21, 2020. Two public meetings will be held on the draft, the first on Tuesday, December 17, at Addison Village Hall (1 Friendship Plaza, Addison) and the second on Tuesday, January 7, at PowerForward DuPage (28600 Bella Vista Pkway., Warrenville). Both meetings are from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Events

COOK COUNTY

Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodal Plan Workshop
Indoor Farmers Market
Morton Grove Civic Center
6140 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
December 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

2020 Census: Municipal Ideas Exchange
Prairie State College, Conference Center
202 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60411
December 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

2020 Census: Municipal Ideas Exchange
Oakton Community College- Des Plaines Campus, Room 1610
1600 East Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
December 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

 

Equity, Wind & Fire: Dealing with climate change in commercial development & land use planning
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005
Chicago, IL 60604
December 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. to noon
More information

 

DUPAGE COUNTY

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
Addison Village Hall
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
December 17, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
PowerForward DuPage
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
January 7, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

LAKE COUNTY

Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodal Plan Workshop
Deerfield Winter Celebration, Village Hall
850 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
December 6, 2019
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
More information

 

 

Chicago Region Trees Initiative’s Annual Meeting and Partner Recognition Celebration
Greenbelt Cultural Center
1215 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
December 11, 2019
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

KANE COUNTY

Census 2020 Training Workshop
Kane County Government Center, Building A, First Floor Auditorium
719 S. Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134
December 11, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
More information

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Dec 6, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-6-19

CMAP December Board Meeting cancelled

The December Board, Coordinating, and Executive Committee meetings have been cancelled. The next CMAP Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

 

 

APA highlights FLIP in December's Planning Magazine

CMAP’s Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program and staff member Katanya Raby were featured in the December issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. In particular the article draws attention to the importance of involving diverse youth in planning to spark community and civic engagement.

FLIP is CMAP's leadership development program for high school students in Northeastern Illinois. Teens learn about the issues facing the region, collaborate with other students on solutions, and interact with regional leaders making the decisions that help shape our communities.

 

Youth involvement provides pathways to a planning career for students that may not have considered the profession beforehand and encourages youths to actively participate in their communities. Raby praises FLIP in her interview, saying “we’re not just building a pipeline of planners…we are also fostering some really great civic discourse among young people.”

 

 

CMAP executive director testifies before U.S. House on freight

Erin Aleman, CMAP executive director, was in Washington D.C. this week to address a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on behalf of the agency and the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC). Pointing to the inextricable link between freight infrastructure investment and the long-term health of our national economy, Aleman said, “We must focus on the system as a whole, rather than viewing our nation’s transportation infrastructure as several different systems that occasionally interact. We must think in terms of an entire network, interconnected and interdependent.” Read her full testimony, a CAGTC press release and coverage in Transportation Topics and the American Journal of Transportation.

ON TO 2050 recommends a number of strategies to maintain the region’s status as North America’s freight hub, including investing strategically in the fright network and developing a unified regional approach for freight transportation issues.

 

 

 

Metropolitan Planning Council releases report on universal mobility

This week, the Metropolitan Planning Council released a report on universal mobility, advocating that our public transportation system should meet the needs of all its customers, no matter their age or ability. The report includes 32 policy recommendations meant to remove barriers faced by older adults and people with disabilities while navigating our transportation system. Read more in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, WTTW, and the Daily Herald.

 

 

Other news

Partner job posting
The City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is accepting applications for City Planner positions through December 23, 2019.

Chicago region green spaces survey
The Forest and Urban Systems Ecology (FUSE) Lab at Purdue University is seeking input from residents who are 18 years or older on the accessibility in terms of value and usage of local green spaces within Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

DuPage ADA Transition Plan
DuPage County is currently asking for public comment on their draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan through January 21, 2020. Two public meetings will be held on the draft, the first on Tuesday, December 17, at Addison Village Hall (1 Friendship Plaza, Addison) and the second on Tuesday, January 7, at PowerForward DuPage (28600 Bella Vista Pkway., Warrenville). Both meetings are from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Events

COOK COUNTY

Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodal Plan Workshop
Indoor Farmers Market
Morton Grove Civic Center
6140 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
December 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

2020 Census: Municipal Ideas Exchange
Prairie State College, Conference Center
202 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60411
December 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

2020 Census: Municipal Ideas Exchange
Oakton Community College- Des Plaines Campus, Room 1610
1600 East Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
December 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

 

Equity, Wind & Fire: Dealing with climate change in commercial development & land use planning
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005
Chicago, IL 60604
December 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. to noon
More information

 

DUPAGE COUNTY

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
Addison Village Hall
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
December 17, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
PowerForward DuPage
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
January 7, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

LAKE COUNTY

Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodal Plan Workshop
Deerfield Winter Celebration, Village Hall
850 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
December 6, 2019
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
More information

 

 

Chicago Region Trees Initiative’s Annual Meeting and Partner Recognition Celebration
Greenbelt Cultural Center
1215 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
December 11, 2019
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

KANE COUNTY

Census 2020 Training Workshop
Kane County Government Center, Building A, First Floor Auditorium
719 S. Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134
December 11, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
More information

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