Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
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Formed in 2005, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) integrates planning for land use
and transportation in the seven counties of northeastern Illinois. Metropolitan Chicago will have an
additional 2 million residents and 1.2 million jobs by 2030, and CMAP is developing strategies to address
this growth's serious implications for transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the
environment, and natural resources. The legislation creating CMAP passed unanimously in both houses of the
Illinois General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich on August 8, 2005.
The new organization combined the region's two previously separate transportation and land-use
planning organizations -- Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois
Planning Commission (NIPC) -- into a single agency.