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MPC Roundtable: Can Chicagoland Thrive in the Trump Era?

After every election and inauguration, those of us concerned with regional planning ask, “What’s our game plan and where do we go from here?” Over two months after Donald Trump was elected president, we are still making sense of what is possible moving forward and the opportunities we have to ensure our region thrives.
Join MPC and housing, transit and climate policy experts who will share their insights on what’s happening at the federal level and the impact it may—or may not—have on Illinois and Chicagoland.
We will explore how Trump’s campaign promises may translate to public policy and the likely impacts to initiatives like the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Clean Power Plan and public/private partnerships in transportation and infrastructure planning. We’ll look at best practices from the state and municipal level and discuss how to harness our regional power to continue moving our local agenda for housing, climate and transportation forward.
Event Panelists:
Joyce Coffee, President, Climate Resilience Consulting
Chris Estes, President, National Housing Conference
Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff
Moderator: Jennifer White, Anchor/Host, WBEZ
MPC thanks Edelman for their generous sponsorship of this event.