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CMAP helps Southland Millennium Reserve communities plan for sustainable future


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From the Millennium Reserve web site:

The communities of Park Forest and Blue Island in south suburban Chicago are setting the table now for a sustainable future that reflects and meets environmental, economic and social needs. A decade from now and beyond, these communities in Millennium Reserve aim to be more sustainable when it comes to development, transportation, bike and pedestrian traffic, open space and a range of other prominent issues.

The push for sustainability is gaining momentum in the region thanks in large part to the work of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning (CMAP), a federally designated regional planning organization for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in northeastern Illinois. In October 2010, CMAP adopted the GO TO 2040 long-range comprehensive regional plan. In 2011, CMAP began its Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, which helps communities put the regional plan to work locally. Communities apply to the program; CMAP accepts about 25 projects a year… Read more here on the Millennium Reserve website.

Are you interested in finding out about some of the other great economic and community development things happening in the Southland? Millennium Reserve Partners are doing all kinds of ground-breaking work to transform the region. Check out http://www.millenniumreserve.org/Priorities/ for features stories and much more. Also, consider signing up for the monthly Millennium Reserve e-news for more great articles and updates.

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