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April 19, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-19-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-19-19

A new CMAP Policy Update analyzes data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Population and Housing Unit Estimates program (PEP) and American Community Survey Estimates (ACS). As prior CMAP analyses indicated, the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area continues to experience long-term population stagnation as well as recent declines. The number of people leaving our region for other parts of the nation has increased in recent years. Meanwhile, international immigration to the Chicago region is stagnant and has not yet recovered to pre-recession rates. These international and domestic migration trends together contribute to a net migration loss for the region, driving recent population declines. Read more in Crain's Chicago Business, WBEZ, Daily Herald, and the Chicago Tribune
ON TO 2050 identifies human capital as being among the most important determinants of regional economic vitality. As the region struggles to retain its population, the foreign-born population will grow increasingly important because foreign-born residents are a significant part of the region’s workforce. The analysis highlights numerous ON TO 2050 strategies to engage domestic and international residents of all backgrounds in the regional economy. 

Local Technical Assistance (LTA)

The Trib highlighted a recently announced project that will help develop a system of lakefront trails that will connect five communities -- North Chicago, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion, and Winthrop Harbor -- with Illinois State Beach Park. The Daily Southtown discussed two projects, one focused on freight traffic in Will County and a comprehensive planning effort in Ford Heights.
All are new projects recently approved by the CMAP Board to implement ON TO 2050 at the local level and are supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program.

FLIP 2019 Summer Leadership Development Program

Applications are now available for high school students with an interest in urban planning to participate in the free one-week Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) Summer Leadership Development Program. Now in its eleventh year, FLIP teaches students how they can learn about ways to transform northeastern Illinois into a better place to live, go to school, work, and play. Participants in the 2019 program will meet with other students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, as well as key regional leaders, to share ideas and plan for a better future. Applications are due by Monday, May 20.
The 2019 program will take place at CMAP's offices in Chicago and include hands-on educational field trips around the region. Students must be available Monday, July 15, through Saturday, July 20. Learn more and apply for the program online


Listening Tour
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Various locations in Cook County
April 20, 25, 2019
Times vary
Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike
Plum Creek Meadow, Calumet Heritage Area
Burnham Ave. and 223rd St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
DuPage River/Salt Creek Watershed Public Meeting
Village of Lombard Village Hall
255 E. Wilson Ave.
Lombard, IL 60148
April 24, 2019
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Environmentalists of Color Spring Gathering
The Field Museum, Founder’s Room
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
April 24, 2019
8:00 to 10:30 p.m.
HOPE Moving Forward 2019, Fair Housing Conference
35 N. River Ln.
Geneva, IL 60134
April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
APA-IL Cutting Through All the Noise:
Effective Communication Techniques for Planners

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie & Evelyn Pease
Tyner Interpretive Center
2400 Compass Rd.
Glenview, IL 60026
April 29, 2019
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Realizing Inclusion and Industry 4.0
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
April 30, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Grants Management Workshop
Triton College, Building R, Room TBA
2000 N. 5th Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171
May 2-3, 2019
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