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The Commission is the official metropolitan planning organization and regional planning commission for the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region.  The Commission provides the basic information and planning services necessary to solve problems that transcend the corporate boundaries and fiscal capabilities of the Region's local units of government. Learn more

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Public involvement is an important part of the Commission's work and we encourage you to participate in planning for the future of our region. Join us

Major Work Efforts



The Commission is working on a Regional Food System Plan that will look at food-related issues in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Learn more


Chloride Impact Study

Commission staff is conducting this comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of chloride (salt) on the water resources of the Region. Learn more



VISION 2050 recommends a long-range vision for land use and transportation in the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region. Learn more

2024 Review and Update of  VISION 2050 Initiated

The Commission has initiated a second interim review and update of VISION 2050, which is expected to be completed in mid-2024. The 2024 Review and Update is intended to keep the plan current and address federal requirements. Initial information for the 2024 Update can be found on the VISION 2050 website and input is welcome throughout the 2024 Update process. More.




Notices and News


Review the Draft 2024 Review and Update of VISION 2050

The Commission is looking for input on a draft update to VISION 2050, the Region’s long-range land use and transportation plan. The draft 2024 Review and Update is intended to keep the plan current and address federal requirements. Visit the VISION 2050 website to learn more and provide your feedback. More.


New Interactive Web Mapping Application

The Commission is excited to introduce its new and improved Interactive Web Mapping Application. This application allows access to the Commission’s regionwide Land Use, Environmental Corridors, Wetlands, and Orthoimagery inventories as well as NRCS Soils data. The easy-to-use, interactive web tool aims to offer valuable resources that empower researchers, planners, and the community to make well-informed decisions. More

CommuteWISE Resources Available for Commuters and Employers

The Commission is launching a new initiative that encourages a shift from drive-alone commuting to cost-effective and sustainable options like riding the bus, carpooling, or biking. CommuteWISE will work with employers and commuters to provide tools and resources to enhance access to jobs, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality. More

PFAS Chemicals

The Commission staff recently completed a white paper on issues related to PFAS chemicals. The paper provides information on the chemical properties of these substances, their effects on human health, the sources of these chemicals to the environment, and current regulations affecting them. Read the paper here.

Regional Performance Monitoring Website

The Commission's home for tracking performance and monitoring data is the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Performance Monitoring Website.
The Regional Performance Monitoring website features data visualizations and interactive maps that allow visitors to explore socioeconomic trends, land use activity, and transportation system performance in the Region. Equity-related measures are also included for several of these topics and performance measures related to water resources in the Region will be added in the future. 

The site, which features a Regional Performance Dashboard signaling general progress towards achieving VISION 2050 and Regional Housing Plan recommendations, can be accessed here.






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Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

W239 N1812 Rockwood Drive
P.O. Box 1607
Waukesha, WI 53187-1607

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Global Water Center
247 Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Phone: (262) 547-6721


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