What is the vision for regional growth and development?

The Chicago region is an ever evolving environment. Undeveloped areas are seeing new investment, and built areas are being redefined through infill development and revitalization efforts. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) adopted a regional plan entitled GoTo 2040 that articulates a vision for the region which includes community livability, resource conservation, walkability, and transit, among other things.

"Achieve greater livability through land use and housing."

"Manage and conserve water and energy resources. Emphasis on compact, mixed use, walkable development served by transit will improve the region’s energy efficiency…"

"Increase commitment to public transit. Transit works best when it is supported by small-scale infrastructure improvements... and by land use planning."