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MPC's Sixth Annual Placemaking Challenge is here!

This year's challenge calls on community members to activate an underused site in their neighborhoods. Learn all about the contest at!

Many thanks to this year's sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and to our friends at Everyblock for providing technical and promotional assistance!

Use the step-by-step Placemaking guide

Want to do something to improve a public space in your community?  Read on to learn how to use the Placemaking process to make your neighborhood a better place.

Explore great places in Chicagoland

Learn how Placemaking is helping improve, create and maintain great public places in Chicagoland.

Find community resources

Join a network for Placemaking in the Chicago region and around the world.

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