Improving access to broadband internet
Access to broadband is more important than ever. New laws like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act offer a pivotal opportunity for communities to implement improvements that can provide faster and more reliable internet speeds for northeastern Illinois residents.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) recently highlighted strategies and resources planners can use to address barriers to access in their communities and prioritize projects that can shorten the digital divide.
CMAP's open requests for proposals
CMAP has three open requests for proposals (RFPs) for a website migration and redesign; regional infrastructure accelerator and public-private partnership program management consultant; and Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan and self-evaluation training.
Apply for open jobs at CMAP
CMAP is hiring! There are numerous openings, from planning to finance. The agency is hiring five new staff to help with Americans with Disabilities Act planning; a public-private partnerships principal; a senior accountant; and more.
WTTW explores segregation in new series
Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America, and it comes at a cost. Throughout 2022, WTTW will explore segregation in Chicago from firsthand perspectives in a documentary series, expert talks, text and visual journalism, community conversations, a discussion guide, and special news coverage. The program begins Tuesday, February 22.
Save the date: Economic Development Summit
Join the Illinois Economic Development Association for the Economic Development Summit on June 2 and 3. This year's theme is Illinois: Together Toward a Stronger Tomorrow. Learn more.
Northwest Water Planning Alliance Technical Advisory Committee
February 22, at 10:00 a.m.
Host: Northwest Water Planning Alliance
CRTI Tree Risk Short Course: Changing Climate, Changing Urban Forests
February 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Host: The Morton Arboretum
EV's and Climate Smart Transportation: How Electric Vehicles Will Change Our Lives and Landscape
February 22, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: Fox Valley Sustainability Network
February 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.