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September 2018
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ON TO 2050 Launches in October

CMAP's ON TO 2050 launch event to be held at Millennium Park 

Thousands of residents from across metropolitan Chicago have contributed their ideas to ON TO 2050, our region's next comprehensive plan. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in beautiful Millennium Park in Chicago, to celebrate the launch of ON TO 2050, our region's blueprint for a resilient, inclusive, thriving future. 

That future belongs to, and relies upon, all of us-and the work to achieve it starts now. Keynote speaker Clarence Anthony, executive director of the National League of Cities, will inspire attendees to continue working together to tackle our challenges and achieve the three principles set forth in ON TO 2050: Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment. Local leaders from across metropolitan Chicago will discuss their action plans for achieving priorities and creating the future our region deserves. 

Note: Tickets for the event have sold out, but standing room will be available. 

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Millennium Park - North Chase Promenade - 201 East Randolph St., Chicago IL 60601

For more information, including a complete list of guest speakers, visit the ON TO 2050 launch event page
recycleFree Recycling Workshop

Kane County Recycling Coordinator to address 
commonly asked questions

You are invited to attend a free Presentation on How to Recycle Right on Wednesday, October 10, 2019 at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva. Kane County's Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland will be offering salient advice on reigning in the wish-cycling frenzy and recycling right! Space is limited so RSVP is required.

Get the lowdown on what you should be recycling at home and at work. Jennifer will cover what can and cannot go in your curbside recycling cart, the 2018 sea change in the recycling industry, and the state-wide work being done on reducing contamination in recycling streams. She will also share top recycling tips that answer the most commonly asked questions.

Learn about where you can recycle other items, beyond what you can put in your curbside cart, at drop-off locations throughout Kane County: Styrofoam, electronics, books, hazardous waste, batteries, paint, and more.

There will also be plenty of time for you to have your own questions answered and for you to chat with Jennifer about your efforts and successes in waste minimization!

Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Kane County Government Center, Ground floor Auditorium, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134  

Interested attendees should RSVP to by Monday, October 8, 2018. The program is free and refreshments will be served. Check out the event poster for additional details or call 630-208-3841 for questions. 

Call for LTA &
Community Planning Projects

CMAP and the RTA are now accepting applications for their 2018 technical assistance programs

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Regional Transportation Authority are soliciting project proposals for their joint technical assistance programs for 2018. CMAP established the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program to direct resources to communities pursuing planning work that helps to implement GO TO 2040. Beginning with the next call for projects, the agency will now focus efforts on implementing ON TO 2050. 

the RTA's Community Planning program has encouraged municipalities in the region to develop walkable and more sustainable communities near transit stations and along transit corridors. Throughout the 20-year history of the program, the RTA has invested over $20 million in nearly 200 projects by partnering with the region's transit agencies, county governments, several councils of mayors and local units of government. 

The submission deadline for applications to both programs is 12 PM CST October 26, 2018

The joint LTA / Community Planning program application is available here

Housing Challenges Workshop

Under Pressure: Housing Challenges in the Chicagoland Region

The return of housing values in Chicago and the region is creating new challenges: suburban communities that were formerly considered affordable are now seeing rising housing costs, and residents in other areas are being priced out due to gentrification. This program will look at the range of issues faced by hot markets and middle markets to address the challenges of creating and preserving affordable housing. Learn about tools, techniques, and communication strategies that you can bring back to your community.

David Brint, Brinshore Development
Valerie Kretchmer, VSKA Real Estate Consultant
Juan Moreno, JGMA
James Rudyk, Northwest Side Housing Center
Kim Ulbrich, Community Partners for Affordable Housing

DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2018
TIME: 3:00-4:30 pm
PLACE: Chicago, Illinois - Venue TBD

Registration information will be made available on the APA-IL Chicago Metro Section website in the near future. Please check back soon. 

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 or
Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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