Apr 15, 2022

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-15-22

How northeastern Illinois can create greener spaces

Across northeastern Illinois, many communities have started transforming streets to create attractive and welcoming community spaces. Farther away, cities like Barcelona, Spain, have used these designs in a much grander way to create greener spaces that put pedestrians first.

As part of our mobility recovery project, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is examining how the pandemic has changed public spaces in the region and learning from Barcelona and others on how innovation can help make spaces safer and easier for pedestrians.

Communities share ideas on improving local incentives

Economic development directors throughout northeastern Illinois gathered at CMAP's office this week for a panel discussion on local development incentives.

The event was one of three gatherings of the Collaborative on Local Incentives, a group of peer communities participating in conversations around the use of incentives, economic development, and business retention. The collaborative builds on Improving local development incentives, a CMAP guide published in 2020 that provides local governments with clear strategies for more effective incentive use.

The panel, held in partnership with the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panels program, featured perspectives from development professionals in the private sector. Members of the collaborative also participated in interactive sessions and discussed shared opportunities and challenges in their communities.

CMAP will continue to convene communities to share their experiences and discuss best practices for more effective incentive use. For more information on the Collaborative on Local Incentives, email Dustin Calliari.

Creating housing that can help residents age in place

During Fair Housing Month, CMAP is recognizing the role housing plays in supporting an inclusive and thriving region. ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, recommends creating housing that meets current and future demographics.

The number of seniors in northeastern Illinois is growing. But historically, buildings and communities have not been designed to address the needs of seniors. Today, municipalities across the region are working on initiatives to allow people to remain in their communities as they age.

Making our transportation system stronger and resilient

Join elected officials and government leaders, transportation experts, engineers, and industry consultants for a City Club of Chicago event with CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman.

Aleman will share data and insights into the current state of the region and the future, as it relates to transportation, the economy, mobility recovery, safety, and more. She also will share insights into the unprecedented and extraordinary opportunities from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and provide an update on CMAP's continued work to create an inclusive and thriving region.

This event will begin at noon Wednesday, April 27, at Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654.

Events

Online events

Preparing Cook County's Natural Wonders for Change

April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Host: Forest Preserves of Cook County

Equitable Workforce Development: How Communities Influenced Creating & Passing of the Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act

April 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Host: University of Illinois Chicago Urban Transportation Center

Northwest Water Planning Alliance Technical Advisory Committee

April 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Host: Northwest Water Planning Alliance

In-person events

The Fire This Time: City Mayors Grapple with Climate Change Costs to Their Communities

April 20, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Host: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Has Carbon's Pricing Moment Arrived?

April 27, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Host: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Erin Aleman at City Club of Chicago

April 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Host: City Club of Chicago

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Apr 15, 2022

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-15-22

How northeastern Illinois can create greener spaces

Across northeastern Illinois, many communities have started transforming streets to create attractive and welcoming community spaces. Farther away, cities like Barcelona, Spain, have used these designs in a much grander way to create greener spaces that put pedestrians first.

As part of our mobility recovery project, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is examining how the pandemic has changed public spaces in the region and learning from Barcelona and others on how innovation can help make spaces safer and easier for pedestrians.

Communities share ideas on improving local incentives

Economic development directors throughout northeastern Illinois gathered at CMAP's office this week for a panel discussion on local development incentives.

The event was one of three gatherings of the Collaborative on Local Incentives, a group of peer communities participating in conversations around the use of incentives, economic development, and business retention. The collaborative builds on Improving local development incentives, a CMAP guide published in 2020 that provides local governments with clear strategies for more effective incentive use.

The panel, held in partnership with the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panels program, featured perspectives from development professionals in the private sector. Members of the collaborative also participated in interactive sessions and discussed shared opportunities and challenges in their communities.

CMAP will continue to convene communities to share their experiences and discuss best practices for more effective incentive use. For more information on the Collaborative on Local Incentives, email Dustin Calliari.

Creating housing that can help residents age in place

During Fair Housing Month, CMAP is recognizing the role housing plays in supporting an inclusive and thriving region. ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, recommends creating housing that meets current and future demographics.

The number of seniors in northeastern Illinois is growing. But historically, buildings and communities have not been designed to address the needs of seniors. Today, municipalities across the region are working on initiatives to allow people to remain in their communities as they age.

Making our transportation system stronger and resilient

Join elected officials and government leaders, transportation experts, engineers, and industry consultants for a City Club of Chicago event with CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman.

Aleman will share data and insights into the current state of the region and the future, as it relates to transportation, the economy, mobility recovery, safety, and more. She also will share insights into the unprecedented and extraordinary opportunities from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and provide an update on CMAP's continued work to create an inclusive and thriving region.

This event will begin at noon Wednesday, April 27, at Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654.

Events

Online events

Preparing Cook County's Natural Wonders for Change

April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Host: Forest Preserves of Cook County

Equitable Workforce Development: How Communities Influenced Creating & Passing of the Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act

April 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Host: University of Illinois Chicago Urban Transportation Center

Northwest Water Planning Alliance Technical Advisory Committee

April 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Host: Northwest Water Planning Alliance

In-person events

The Fire This Time: City Mayors Grapple with Climate Change Costs to Their Communities

April 20, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Host: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Has Carbon's Pricing Moment Arrived?

April 27, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Host: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

Erin Aleman at City Club of Chicago

April 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Host: City Club of Chicago

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