New CMAP analysis tracks regional population trends
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.
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.
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Various locations in Cook County
April 20, 25, 2019
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.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.