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September 6, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 9-6-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 9-6-19

Board meeting reminder

The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at the agency's office (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago). The meeting agenda and materials are available here. The meeting will be preceded by the Coordinating Committee at 8:00 a.m.

Don't miss 'Harnessing technology for a safer future,' September 17, in Aurora

The first event in CMAP's "Small Plans, Big Ideas" fall event series, "Harnessing technology for a safer future," is just around on the corner. Register today to join us on Tuesday, September 17, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Waubonsee Community College (Downtown Campus, 18 S. River St., Aurora).

How can municipalities in the Chicago region best approach technology changes, responsibly share data, and leverage the research and innovation services CMAP offers to help their communities prosper, improve safety, and bolster inclusive growth?

Panelists will include:

  • Joe Gallo, Mayor, City of Rolling Meadows
  • Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora
  • Josh Sikich, Transportation Technology Program Manager, HDR
  • Elizabeth Irvin, Transportation Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Attend the rest of the Small Plans, Big Ideas Forum Series to connect with other local leaders and learn how ON TO 2050 can make a difference in your community.


A new plan for Belmont Cragin

The Belmont Cragin neighborhood in Chicago has adopted and begun implementing a new plan, Avenues for Growth, which was created in partnership with CMAP's Local Technical Assistance Program and the Northwest Side Housing Center and its subsidiary Northwest Side Community Development Corporation. Steered by community residents, the plan focuses on growing Belmont Cragin’s key commercial corridors -- Diversey Avenue, Fullerton Avenue, and Grand Avenue -- through economic development, transportation, public spaces, and housing, and commits to a "development without displacement" agenda. Read more in Streetsblog Chicago.

Northwest Water Planning Alliance monthly meetings

The Northwest Water Planning Alliance -- which focuses on providing a sustainable water supply for the northwest suburban region -- hosts monthly Technical Advisory Committee meetings that are open to the public. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at The Centre of Elgin (100 Symphony Way, Elgin). The group will also meet on Tuesday, October 22, and Tuesday, November 26.


Tree Walk at Independence Park
3945 N. Springfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
September 8, 2019
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
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McHenry County Water forum
McHenry County College Luecht Auditorium and Conference Center​
8900 U.S. Highway 14, Building B
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
September 11, 2019
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Harnessing technology for a safer future

Waubonsee Community College - Downtown Campus
18 S. River St.
Aurora, IL 60506
September 17, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Webinar: Latinos and Planning in a Changing America/What is a Dialogo?
Hosted byt he American Planning Association - Latinos and Planning Division
September 17, 2019
1:30 p.m.
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Illinois International Port District Second Annual State of the Port
Harborside International Golf Center
11001 S. Doty Ave. East
Chicago, IL 60628
September 17, 2019
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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GO TO 2040 becomes ON TO 2050:
CMAP's dynamic regional plan, and how it impacts commercial real estate

East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654
September 18, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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2019 UIC Urban Forum: Are we there yet? The myths and realities of autonomous vehicles
University of Illinois of Chicago
Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
September 19, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Webinar: RTA Community Planning and CMAP Local Technical Assistance call for projects
RSVP to Alex Devlin:
September 19, 2019
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
September 19-21, 2019
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Youth Fishing Derby
William W. Powers State Recreation Area
S. Avenue O and E. 126th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60633
September 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Developing and Sustaining an Open Data Program
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave., Room 2404
Evanston, IL 60201
September 24, 2019
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Focusing your plan for real results

Joliet Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432
September 24, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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APA-IL State Conference
Hilton Orrington - Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
September 25-27, 2019
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Midwest Connections:
Travel Smart 2019 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting

DoubleTree Suites and Conference Center
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
September 26-27, 2019
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Engagement, Process, and ROI in Your Local Government:
The 3 Keys to Building a Successful Innovation Program

Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion
220 N. Euclid Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
September 27, 2019
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Making it happen -- from plan to project

Greenbelt Cultural Center
1215 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
October 1, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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2019 Transformer Awards
Metropolitan Planning Council 
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 6063
October 2, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Planning for an equitable water future

CalComm Regional 911 Center
12419 S. Ashland Ave.
Calumet Park, IL 60827
October 3, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Municipal Finance Data Forum: Midwest
Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E. Diehl Rd. 
Naperville, IL 60563
October 3, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Benefiting from a changing economy

Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
October 8, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Small Plans, Big Ideas:
ON TO 2050 Symposium

Conference Chicago at University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
October 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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