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March 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-22-19

Mar 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-22-19

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.
ON TO 2050 includes numerous strategies for the Chicago region and its communities "to prepare for and be equipped to recover from the acute shocks and chronic stresses posed by climate change." The plan also recommends actions to reduce the region's flood risk to protect people and assets.

Meeting on Chinatown parking plan

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
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Listening Tour
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Various locations in Cook County
April 6, 9, 10, 20, 25, 2019
Times vary
CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training
Round Lake Public Works Facility
751 W. Townline Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073
April 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UTC Seminar Series: The 78, Chicago’s Next Great Neighborhood
412 S. Peoria St.
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
April 18, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
National Transit Institute Training:
Public Involvement in Transportation Planning

233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
April 22-24, 2019
More information
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