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Public Engagement at All Scales | CMAP’s Winning Recipe

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Find out how Chicago’s award-winning MPO is engaging locally for its OnTo2050 comprehensive plan.

For the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, award-winning comprehensive plans involve public engagement at all scales, collaboration with 284 communities, and a Local Technical Assistance program that’s admired nationally. Watch this on-demand webinar to get inspired!

CMAP Deputy Executive Director of Planning Stephane Phifer, Associate Outreach Planner Katanya Raby, and Senior Planner Lindsay Bayley as they take you inside their local approach to online engagement for OnTo2050 – their comprehensive regional plan to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for 8.5 million people.

Public feedback was essential to exploring alternative futures for innovative transportation, climate change, walkable communities, a transformed economy, and constrained resources. Learn how CMAP used a multi-phased approach to online engagement for a variety of local plans, including the downtown Aurora Master Plan.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Engage inclusively to build inclusive plans
  • Uncover the ideas, hopes, and concerns of residents
  • Take a multi-phase approach to online engagement
  • Think both locally and regionally for collaborative planning
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Katanya E. Raby

Associate Outreach Planner
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Katanya Raby is an Associate Outreach Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. She is Co-founder and Former President of Society of Black Urban Planners. Her credits include the founding of a non-profit organization in Chicago formed to address the ever-increasing need for the visual and creative arts within urban schools. Katanya has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she received the 2017 APA-IL Emerging Planner Service Award.


Stephane Phifer

Deputy Executive Director Planning
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Stephane Phifer provides leadership and direction to the Local Planning, Plan Development, and Research and Analysis groups. Her responsibilities include long-range comprehensive regional planning and the Local Technical Assistance program. She works closely with the Executive Director, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Executive Directors on agency strategic initiatives, including resource allocation, CMAP’s ON TO 2050 plan, and development efforts related to transportation, land use, economic development, environment, housing, tax policy, and governance.


Lindsay Bayley

Senior Planner
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

As Senior Planner, Lindsay has managed a variety of local projects from downtown Aurora’s Master Plan to UIC’s Multimodal Transportation Plan, as well as parking management studies and local active transportation plans. She serves on various local transportation committees and presents at local and national conferences. Previously, Lindsay worked at FHWA to promote new technologies and GIS to state DOTs. She has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UIUC and a Master of Science degree in GIS from the University of Redlands, and spent two years as Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.

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