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Closer to Home: Creating a Balanced Regional Housing Supply by 2050

MPC’s Nancy Firfer is speaking at this event.

When residents can choose from a variety of housing types and prices, it increases their access to jobs, shortens commute times, and reduces the number of people struggling with the cost of living. Yet, for local officials, defining and creating a balanced housing supply poses many substantial obstacles. What are the strategies that have proven most successful? How will long-term socioeconomic and demographic trends affect the types of housing people want? Join us for a discussion about how to create housing options that will meet the needs of residents in the Chicago region by 2050. 

February 28, 2017, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., program at 9:00 a.m.

Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Mary Ellen Podmolik, Associate Managing Editor/Business, Chicago Tribune

Nancy Firfer, Senior Advisor, Metropolitan Planning Council
Zach Lowe, Founder and Principal, Residential Planning Partners
Mary Ellen Tamasy, President, Lake County Residential Development Corporation

MPC thanks The Lakota Group for their support of this event. 

MPC is accessible via the CTA Red Line (Monroe) and Blue Line (Monroe), as well as the 22, 24, 36, 62, and 151 bus routes. A Divvy station is located on the southwest corner of Adams and Dearborn streets.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to attend or have accessibility questions, please contact Cindy Cambray at or 312-386-8748 by February 21. 

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