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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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
The Commission's Milwaukee office is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI. Commission staff are available at this location by appointment. An online staff directory may be found here or call (262) 547-6721.
Notices and News
Commission Offices will be closed for the holidays on December 25th and 26th and also on January 1st and 2nd
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.
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.
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.