Monday, August 3, 2009

GO TO 2040 Regional Planning Initiative

posted by chicago pop

From the folks at CMAP: a push to get local input, on the anniversary of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Chicago Plan, for the 2040 long-range development plan. CMAP wants to know what YOU think should be done to plan for the expected population growth of 2.8 million people in the Chicago region.

It's an excellent opportunity for Hyde Parkers interested in broader regional issues of smart growth and urban development to weigh in on big-picture issues like green space, transportation infrastructure, density, water, and energy. And we know that
Hyde Parkers are now fairly knowledgeable about these issues! Using CMAP's online, "Invent the Future" tool, you can build your own urban growth scenarios, and then, of course, post them to everyone on facebook. No joke.

Here's the blurb from CMAP, plus a list of upcoming "Invent the Future" workshops. Check it out.


The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is leading development of GO TO 2040, the comprehensive regional plan that will guide growth for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties for the rest of this century. In addition to land use and transportation, GO TO 2040 also addresses the full range of quality-of-life issues, including the natural environment, economic development, housing, and human services such as education, health care and other social services.

Our seven-county region needs to make some critical decisions over the next several years. We can’t solve everything at once, so it’s all about trade-offs.

  • Should rapid growth outward continue? Or should we consolidate housing and jobs where infrastructure already exists?
  • Should we emphasize roads or transit — or invest in both?
  • How can we reduce energy use while also strengthening our region’s economy?

In fall 2009, your input will help CMAP develop a preferred scenario that will best reflect the region's desired future. Real-world public policies and investments -- including roads, transit, and other infrastructure -- will be the result when our GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is finalized in 2010.

CMAP's GO TO 2040 campaign has entered its "Invent the Future" public-input phase. Through August 2009, tell us how you want the seven-county region to plan for the additional 2.8 million residents expected by 2040. Attend an "Invent the Future" workshop and have your say.

Visit to create, share, and compare your own scenarios for the future.

A list of upcoming "Invent the Future" workshops:

Pullman - Hotel Florence, 11111 S. Forrestville Ave., Chicago, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association, 1904 W. 174th St., East Hazel Crest, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark St., Chicago, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Active Transportation Alliance, 9 W. Hubbard St., Suite 402, Chicago, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Research and Analysis Computation Center (TRAC) Center, 2700 International Dr., West Chicago, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Village of Tinley Park Kallsen Center, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, on Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main St., Bartlett, on Thursday, July 30, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Bronzeville Visitors Center, 3501 S. King Dr., Chicago, Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Harvard Public Library, 900 E. McKinley Rd., Harvard, on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, on Thursday, August 6, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Joliet Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Geneva Public Works Department Training Room, 1800 South St., Geneva, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Kendall County Health Department, 811 John St., Yorkville, on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, on Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N. Taft Ave., Berkeley, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Arlington Heights Village Hall, Board Room, 33. S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Elmwood Park Village Hall, Third Floor Council Chambers, 11 W. Conti Pkwy., Elmwood Park, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, on Thursday, August 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fox Waterway Agency Offices, 45 S. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake, on Thursday, August 20, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Grayslake Village Hall, 10 S. Seymour St., Grayslake, on Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Montgomery Village Hall, 200 N. River St., Montgomery, on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Thanks for posting all this information! I hope you were able to make it out to workshop!