Thursday / March 21, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stephane Phifer, Deputy Executive Director of Planning at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and Martin Felsen, FAIA, co-founder of UrbanLab and director of the Master of Architecture program at IIT, will discuss the plan’s overarching principles of Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment and the challenges and successes of visualizing key recommendations in the ON TO 2050 plan. ON TO 2050 is metropolitan Chicago’s plan to achieve prosperity together. To be successful, a long-range comprehensive plan must show as well tell, providing a vision of an achievable yet aspirational future to work toward.
Created in 2005, CMAP is the award-winning regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, CMAP"s first comprehensive regional plan, GO TO 2040, was released in 2010 and updated in 2014. This plan helps the region and its 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. With its many partners and stakeholders, CMAP began to develop the ON TO 2050 comprehensive plan in 2015. The three-year process was highly transparent, featuring extensive research, analysis, and public engagement. The resulting ON TO 2050 plan was adopted on October 10, 2018, and builds on GO TO 2040 to guide transportation investments and frame regional priorities for development, the environment, the economy, and other issues affecting our quality of life.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.