The dubious value of ‘value capture’ financing

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaking at a press conference announcing the expansion of Penn Station at the Moynihan Train Hall, Manhattan, New York, Thursday, June 9, 2022.

In a co-authored New York Daily News op-ed, Rachel Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy and a faculty fellow with the UIC Great Cities Institute, writes about New York City’s proposed Penn Station redevelopment and the project’s financing structure that is similar to the one used for the nearby Hudson […]

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Boom, not bust? Illinois undercounted in 2020 census, actually grew to 13 million — largest population ever

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks about the the census

A Chicago Sun-Times article on Illinois being undercounted in the 2020 census includes comments from Rob Paral, a senior researcher with the Great Cities Institute at UIC, who says the state’s outreach program and the pandemic helped keep the undercount from being even worse. The coronavirus might have indirectly helped keep the […]

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Report: Revitalizing North Lawndale will require more

Chicago Tribune image on North Lawndale

A Chicago Tribune story covers a UIC Great Cities Institute report, commissioned by Lawndale Christian Development Corp., that examines the trends for potential growth and the economic needs for North Lawndale residents, and what it will take to revitalize the West Side community following decades of disinvestment.

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