Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: June 20, 2016, the first ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum

How will our region look in 2050? Plan to join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and The Chicago Community Trust toReimagine Our Region for 2050 and kick off the ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forums with four of the region's thought leaders sharing their creative visions for the future.

June 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649
Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
Gia Biagi, Senior Director for Urbanism and Civic Impact, Studio Gang
Charlie Catlett, Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Theaster Gates Jr., Artistic Director, Rebuild Foundation
We are excited to have this first ON TO 2050 forum at the Stony Island Arts Bank, a hybrid gallery, media archive, library, community center, a home for the Rebuild Foundation archives and collection. Register now, and stay tuned for more information in the CMAP Weekly Update newsletter, on Twitter @onto2050, and at

Take the ON TO 2050 survey
Please share your thoughts about our region's challenges and potential solutions by completing the ON TO 2050 survey at or (Spanish) by June 13, 2016.

About ON TO 2050
Now in development, ON TO 2050 will be the next comprehensive plan for metropolitan Chicago. Our region has changed in significant ways since the new plan's predecessor, GO TO 2040, was adopted unanimously in 2010 by leaders from across the seven counties. Collaborative efforts at the local, state, and federal levels have helped to implement GO TO 2040 recommendations, yet difficult realities persist even as new challenges continue to emerge.

CMAP and its partners are beginning a series of ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forums to engender debate about topics - Climate, Economy, Government, Housing, Land Use & Development, Natural Resources, Transportation, and more - that will shape the region's future. Participants will influence the policy emphases of this vitally important plan as it proceeds toward adoption in October 2018.

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