Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Who, me? Invent the future?

From Rep. Mike Tryon today.

"Tomorrow (Thursday, June 25) there is an Invent the Future Workshop hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake. Refreshments will be served.

"To register, call 312-386-8814. If you need more information, call Joey-Lin Silberhorn at 312-386-8814 or

"To accommodate 2.8 million new residents expected by 2040, our region has some urgent decisions to make in the very near future.

"Should rapid growth outward continue?
Or should we consolidate housing and jobs where infrastructure already exists?
Should we emphasize road or transit--invest in both?
How can we reduce energy use while also strengthening our region's economy?

"We can't solve everything at once, so it"s all about trade-offs. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) invites you to have your say at a GO TO 2040 Invent the Future workshop. With interactive software and keypad polling, attendees will express preferences about real-world choices that will shape the GO TO 2040 plan--and the future of our region.


(Hey, Mike. How about a little more notice in the future?)

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