Big Shoulders: Alden Loury, Director of Research & Evaluation, The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)

 |   MSFT Chicago Staff

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The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is on a mission to promote and advance equitable growth in Chicago, especially in areas that experience economic and racial segregation. Through research and policy change, MPC wants to grow underserved communities into sustainable regions so they receive effective service systems, government access, and infrastructure development.

MPC is conducting research in partnership with Urban Institute to discover the relationship between economic segregation and quality of life indicators in these Chicago regions compared to other metropolitan areas in the country. To encourage growth in these areas, MPC has created the Grow Chicago Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Calculator, which shows how development near transit benefits communities.

In Adam J. Hecktman‘s latest Big Shoulders, he discusses the ways in which Chicago can improve its communities with Alden Loury, Director of Research and Evaluation of MPC live on Advisor.TV.

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