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
Free 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.