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August 17, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-17-18

Aug 17, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-17-18


Register for ON TO 2050 launch
Register today to join CMAP at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Chicago's beautiful Millennium Park to celebrate the launch of ON TO 2050. Following keynote speaker Clarence Anthony, executive director of the National League of Cities, a panel of local leaders will inspire attendees to continue working together on strategies to achieve the three principles set forth in ON TO 2050: Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment.
Panelists for the event include Dan Cronin, chairman, DuPage County Board; Laurence Msall, president, Civic Federation; Toni Preckwinkle, president, Cook County Board of Commissioners; Raul I. Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project; Leanne Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority; and Melissa Y. Washington, vice president of external affairs, ComEd.

CMAP happenings

Bensenville open house
The Village of Bensenville will host a public open house for its draft zoning ordinance at Village Hall (12 S. Center St., Bensenville) either on Wednesday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. during Music in the Park, or on Monday, August 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The updated ordinance is a major step in implementing the development goals of the village’s comprehensive plan and was supported by CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program.

Planning in the news

Active Transportation Alliance report
The Active Transportation Alliance released its 2018 Regional Mode Share Report, analyzing how people move around the Chicago region and encouraging investments in transit, biking, and walking rather than expressways. CMAP executive director Joseph C. Szabo said, “As a valued partner, Active Transportation Alliance has helped inform the policy recommendations of ON TO 2050. The plan’s goal is a region with a well-balanced, multimodal transportation network. Given the region’s limited resources, the plan takes a ‘fix-it first’ approach while advancing ambitious strategies for increasing transit ridership and walkable communities.” Read more in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

Around the region

ADA 25 Chicago Leadership Institute applications open
The Advancing Leadership Institute fellowship provides Chicago residents with disabilities and an interest in civic engagement the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Fellows will have access to trainings, programs, immersive retreats, and local mentors to build their leadership abilities. Applications are open, with a deadline of October 23.

TMA Lake-Cook meeting
The Transportation Management Association of Lake-Cook will hold its 2018 fall meeting on Friday, September 28, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Baxter Healthcare Auditorium (One Baxter Parkway, Deerfield). The meeting, entitled “New Ways to Address Last Mile Issues,” will feature CMAP’s Elizabeth Irvin and discuss projects to meet last mile challenges in the Chicago area. RSVP to Donna Ray ( by Wednesday, September 26.

Folded Map Project event
A panel discussion on "Maps and Meaning: Tracing Identity through the Folded Map Project" was held this past Wednesday at Northwestern University. The event featured Dr. Mary Pattillo (Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies), CMAP outreach planner Katanya Raby, and photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson, whose innovative Folded Map project "connects residents who live at corresponding addresses in the North and South Side neighborhoods of Chicago."

RTA Access to Transit program
Applications for the Regional Transit Authority's (RTA) Access to Transit program are due on Friday, August 31. Access to Transit provides funding for bike and pedestrian improvement projects that promote transit ridership. For more information, visit the RTA website.

Greenest Region Corps
The Greenest Region Corps, a new partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and AmeriCorps, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of communities in the Chicago region.The program is anticipated to start in October and the deadline to apply is Sunday, September 9.

Emerging Professionals Leadership forum
APA-CMS and IL ASLA will host their annual Emerging Professionals Leadership Forum, "A Millennium Manifesto," on Thursday, August 23, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The forum will consist of presentations and a panel Q&A and feature a diverse group of emerging leaders, including architects, urban planners, engineers, developers, and policymakers who are working to address today’s challenges. Register online.

Transformer Award nominations open
Nominations are open through Thursday, August 30, for the Transformer Awards, which recognize citizen, local, and state leaders who have improved government efficiency and effectiveness. Winners will receive their awards and participate in a panel discussion at the fourth annual Transform Illinois fall conference on Thursday, October 11, in Chicago.


State of the Port event
Illinois International Port District
Harborside International Golf Center
11001 S. Doty Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
August 23, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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Vision Zero Chicago block party
Hubbard Playlot Park
4942 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60644
August 24, 2018
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Tri-County Access Project
Public Open House
Concorde Banquets
20922 N. Rand Rd.
Kildeer, IL 60047
September 6, 2018
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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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
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