Implementing "GO TO 2040," A Plan for Chicagoland's Future: We Have a Plan. Let’s Do It!

April 27, 2011

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Mayor Jay Williams of Youngstown, Ohio, presenting at "Implementing GO TO 2040."

GO TO 2040 is our seven-county region’s first comprehensive plan since the 1909 Plan of Chicago. The Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) unanimously adopted the plan in October 2010 after more than three years of research, deliberation, and public input from tens of thousands of residents from across the region.

The challenge now is implementing the plan--and CMAP can’t do it alone.

Implementing GO TO 2040: A Plan for Chicagoland’s Future is a three-part roundtable series exploring how comprehensive metropolitan plans are essential to keeping our communities competitive in an ever-expanding world economy. It is co-sponsored by CMAP and the Metropolitan Planning Council.

At this final roundtable in the series, panelists discuss: Implementation of the Youngstown 2010 Plan in Youngstown, Ohio, and how regional institutions can support local plans; important initiatives already underway in the region and how the GO TO 2040 plan will help to advance them; technical assistance to communities and interjurisdictional collaborations; energy efficiency and green retrofits; and local entrepreneurship and community development.

Moderating this event is Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The keynote speaker is Mayor Jay Williams from the City of Youngstown, Ohio. Panelists include: Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, Department of Environment, City of Chicago; Michael Gorman, President, Village of Riverside; and Bernard Loyd, President, Urban Juncture Inc.

This event is sponsored by BNSF and Wells Fargo.

Recorded  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the MPC Conference Center.