Join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for a series of events that will connect local leaders and provide expert advice about how
ON TO 2050
-- the region's new comprehensive plan -- can make a difference in your community.
Each event will help participants make meaningful connections with other communities and collaborate on some of our region’s toughest issues. A resource fair with opportunities and educational materials from CMAP's local and regional partners will also be available at each event.
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Harnessing technology for a safer future
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -- Aurora
How can municipalities in the Chicago region best approach technology changes, responsibly share data, and leverage the research and innovation services CMAP offers to help their communities prosper, improve safety, and bolster inclusive growth?
Focusing your plan for real results
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -- Joliet
Planning at a smaller scale -- such as a neighborhood, corridor, or downtown area -- can deliver real benefits for communities. Hear from a panel of your peers who have completed sub-area plans that made a big difference for their residents about how they got it done.
Making it happen -- from plan to project
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 -- North Chicago
Accessing funding for local infrastructure investments can seem like a confusing maze, but planning ahead can mean real dollars for your community. Hear from a panel of experts about how to prioritize your plan recommendations for funding and implementation and get hands-on advice for your grant program applications.
Planning for an equitable water future
Thursday, October 3, 2019 -- Calumet Park
Clean, affordable, abundant water is key to our health, prosperity, and quality of life, but parts of the region are experiencing increased flooding and water quality concerns. Water can be an asset providing recreational and economic opportunities to communities, but for many it can be a devastating burden. Hear from a panel of experts about planning for an integrated approach to water across municipal boundaries.
Benefiting from a changing economy
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -- Elgin
As our economy changes, communities need to prepare for new trends in land use. Hear from a panel of experts how your municipality can stop competing with neighbors, start sharing benefits, and explore new opportunities to capitalize on an economy in transition.
ON TO 2050 Symposium
Thursday, October 10, 2019 -- Chicago
Attend an all-day symposium with your peers to learn from communities like yours who have had success making and implementing local plans. In addition to learning about potential technical assistance opportunities, attendees will have the chance to discuss best practices with past award recipients and get one-on-one input on the application process for the 2019 joint call for projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning programs.
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