New report echoes ON TO 2050's focus on regional effects of climate change
A new report released this week by the Environmental Law and Policy Center and Chicago Council on Global Affairs underscores ON TO 2050's assertion that more frequent and severe storms caused by rising average temperatures will increase the prevalence of flooding in our region. The report -- An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes -- provides an in-depth look at the effects of climate change on the lake system itself, as well as on watershed hydrology, land use and land cover, agriculture, urban areas, water quality and supply, shipping, recreation, infrastructure, and more. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
The 2015 Chinatown Community Vision Plan identified the need for a parking plan to help balance diverse community and business needs in the neighborhood, while taking a multimodal approach to moving people. CMAP and the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community are now working on a plan to make parking, biking, and walking easier in Chinatown. Attend a public workshop to share your thoughts on the upcoming Parking Management Plan at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, at the Pui Tak Center (2216 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago). This planning effort is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.
CMAP is hiring
Join the team at CMAP! We are currently hiring for both full-time positions and internships in various departments. Job descriptions and application instructions are available on our Careers page.
Municipalities encouraged to vote on America's Model Energy Code
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) Environment Committee is asking local governments to vote on America’s Model Energy Code. Government officials have a unique opportunity to improve energy efficiency by voting in the International Code Council’s (ICC) periodic revision process. Optimizing building energy efficiency is recommended as the most effective step cities can take to meet Paris Climate Accord greenhouse gas emission targets.
Local governments need to join or verify their membership in the ICC by Friday, March 29, 2019, to vote this fall. Contact Edith Makra, MMC director of environmental initiatives, for more information.
RTA call for projects
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is accepting applications for projects that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Applications are due by Thursday, May 2, at noon. Learn more and download an application.
How Do History and Culture Impact eTOD?
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
1000 E. 111th St., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60628
April 2, 2019
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Current State of City Design Practice
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (CUPPA) Hall, Lower Level
412 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
April 3, 2019