Teresa Córdova, director of the Great Cities Institute at UIC and professor of urban planning and policy, and Elizabeth Todd-Breland, UIC associate professor of history, were featured panelists last night on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” for a segment about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s poverty summit, the city’s history of poverty, and policy proposals to address it.
“Chicago’s kind of the classic rust belt story. We started losing manufacturing jobs in the 1970s, it stepped up in the ‘80s, and we’re still recovering,” said Teresa Córdova, director of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago and chairperson of the Chicago Plan Commission. “We’re still in this period of restructuring. This is an opportunity to restructure in a way that’s more inclusive. We really need to keep that in mind, that this is an opportunity.”
Watch the segment and read the related online story here: http://bit.ly/32gsnzV