Chicago has long been hailed for bold, visionary planning, but it has been some time since the city embarked on a comprehensive plan—101 years, in fact. The Windy City is now rekindling that spirit of ambitious urban thinking with
among the proposals are a number of major transit, highway, and multimodal projects, along with policy recommendations to better fund public transportation (click to zoom).
Chicago’s vision has already received an initial boost from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senator Dick Durbin announced a $4.25 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program to help integrate housing, land use, and infrastructure investment.
“GO TO 2040 is a forward-thinking plan that will help Chicagoland maintain its position as one of the nation’s foremost economic and cultural centers,” Durbin said in a release. “Today’s funding will give GO TO 2040 more resources to achieve their goal of helping the nearly 300 communities around Chicago create and implement a comprehensive plan for a sustainable future.”