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A look inside Chicagoland's new regional plan

In 1909 Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett published their Plan of Chicago. The plan laid the groundwork for many things, such as reclaiming our lakefront and improving our railway and highway systems. 

Now the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is working to address current challenges facing the region. For over three years, the agency has been gathering input from communities across Chicagoland on what’s needed to help move the region successfully into the future and thrive. Their comprehensive regional plan "GO TO 2040" was released today. 

The plan takes a holistic approach, looking at issues like water conservation, housing and workforce improvement. But CMAP has the biggest stake in two particular issues —land use and transportation. 

We talk with Randall Blankenhorn , CMAP’s executive director, about the plan.

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