GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced that the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement winner in the category of policies, programs, and plans. Congratulations to CMAP’s many local government, business, and civic partners who have contributed to the plan’s development and implementation. GO TO 2040 and other awardees are featured in a U.S. EPA video (see below) and booklet. CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is accepting the honor on the agency’s behalf at an awards ceremony today.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the comprehensive regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. By state and federal law, CMAP is responsible for producing the region’s official, integrated plan for land use and transportation. The agency’s innovative GO TO 2040 planning campaign develops and implements strategies to shape the region’s transportation system and development patterns, while also addressing the natural environment, economic development, housing, education, human services, and other factors shaping quality of life. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information.