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lta2017 Technical Assistance Symposium

Kickoff for CMAP LTA call for projects

Registration is now open for the 2017 Technical Assistance Symposium on Tuesday, May 16, at Roosevelt University (Murray-Green Library, Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago). 

Co-hosted by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the symposium will mark the release of the 2017 Call for Projects for the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Community Planning programs. Panel discussions will highlight local best practices in transportation planning, climate resilience, shared services, plan implementation, and more from communities of many types and sizes. Attendees can also receive one-on-one input on the application process. 

Registration is required and the cost is $30. Visit the registration page for complete details. For more information, please contact Brandon Nolan at 312-386-8752 or bnolin@cmap.illinois.gov

econGreat Downtowns, Growing Cities

New perspectives on growing local economies

If you are looking to change the conversation on growing the economy in your community, join us for this one-day conference! The conference will feature successful entrepreneurs who built networks of businesses in rural areas and urban neighborhoods by boldly taking new approaches. They will be joined by the Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, as well as experts in local government regulatory and policy tools, Internet based communication, nontraditional funding options, community organizing, and the role of higher education. 

  • April 3, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Check-in begins at 8:45)
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL - Sky Room at Holmes Student Center
  • $75 Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, parking and materials
More information is available here. The Conference Program is available for more details. Access Speaker Bios here. Access a downloadable registration form here.

futureFuture Leaders in Planning

CMAP now accepting 2017 applications to youth leadership program

Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP), CMAP's youth leadership program, is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program.  High school students with an interest in urban planning, civic engagement, and learning how to make their communities better are encouraged to apply.  Application materials are due May 15 for the July program. The 2017 Summer FLIP program will run from July 24th through July 29th. 

Students can apply on-line at here or by downloading and completing the PDF version of the application. 

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 
tansleymatthew@co.kane.il.us or kcplancoop@co.kane.il.us

Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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