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March 9, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-9-18

Mar 9, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-9-18

CMAP meetings
The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. next Wednesday, March 14. The Planning and Programming coordinating committee meetings will happen at 8:00 a.m. Yesterday the MPO Policy Committee met, with an agenda that included approval of the Semi-Annual GO TO 2040/TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment and an overview of the draft ON TO 2050 mobility recommendations.

White House budget proposal
A new CMAP Policy Update analyzes potential effects of the Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal on housing, environment, economic development, and data collection programs in northeastern Illinois. It would cut a number of important programs that help our region reach its goals for housing choice, land conservation, water resource management, and economic innovation. 

Improving municipal capacity 
A Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) blog post highlights the importance of implementing recommendations in the ON TO 2050 Municipal Capacity strategy paper recently released by CMAP and MPC. Josh Ellis, vice president at MPC, explains how service sharing and formal agreements can help metropolitan Chicago’s 284 municipalities coordinate to meet residents’ needs and achieve shared economic development goals.

FLIP applications open
The CMAP Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) 2018 application is now available. FLIP is celebrating its tenth anniversary and is partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to further enhance the week-long program for high school students (entering ninth-twelfth grades as of fall 2018). Visit the program website, and please share this opportunity with young people across the metropolitan region.


CMAP happenings

Upcoming presentations
CMAP's Claire Bozic and Martin Menninger will present on Regionally Significant Projects at the Urban Transportation Center (UTC) Seminar Series on Thursday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (412 S. Peoria St., Suite 340, Chicago). And Katanya Raby-Henry of CMAP will participate in a panel discussion at "Women in Planning: Gender, Race, and the Workplace" on Friday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Great Cities Institute (412 S. Peoria St., Room 418, Chicago.)

LTA in the news
The Village of Brookfield adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in February. The plan was supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. Read more in the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.

Going Green Matters
CMAP will be among the exhibitors at Going Green Matters this Sunday, March 11, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Michigan Shores Club (911 Michigan Ave. Wilmette).

Shared Mobility Summit
See the Events section below for details of next week's event, which on Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. will feature a panel that includes CMAP's Lindsay Bayley discussing "Managing Conflicts Over Street Space to Prioritize People."


Around the region

Design Review talk
The Chicago Metro Section of APA-IL and Municipal Design Review Network will host land use attorney Hart Passman for a talk on the legal foundations and scope of design review, on Thursday, March 15, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at DePaul University (243 S. Wabash Dr., 9th floor (CDM 924), Chicago). Tickets are $5-15, and the event counts for CM credits. Register on the event website.

Roundtable on driverless cars
MPC, the Shared-Use Mobility Center, and Environmental Law & Policy Center will co-host a Driverless Cars: Shaping Future Infrastructure roundtable on Thursday, April 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at MPC (140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago). Tickets are $15-30 and include lunch. Learn more and register today.

Water infrastructure webinar
As communities face big decisions about investing scarce funds in water infrastructure, improving efficiency is critical. Join the Center for Neighborhood Technology on Thursday, March 29, at noon, for the second in its series of webinars exploring water infrastructure challenges and solutions.

Planners Legislative Action Day
APA-IL is organizing a full day of activities for Planners Legislative Action Day, on Tuesday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Springfield (President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree Hotel, 701 E. Adams St.). Registration is now open.


Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council Research Forum
DeKalb County Farm Bureau
1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178
March 12, 2018
9:00 2:00 p.m.
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 12-14, 2018
More information

TMA of Lake-Cook Annual Highway Construction Meeting
Baxter Healthcare Auditorium
1 Baxter Pkwy.
Deerfield, IL 60015
March 16, 2018
9:00 a.m.
More information

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
BW Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704
March 22-24, 2018
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ON TO 2050 launch event
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chase Promenade North
Chicago, IL 60602
October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

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