Metropolitan Planning Council released a blog highlighting the Calumet Connect project and the work of GCI staff Jackson Morsey and Jack Rocha to engage residents, businesses, and community organizations in bringing more resources to the Southeast Side and utilizing the Calumet River as an asset for the communities.
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Rachel Havrelock, GCI faculty affiliate, director of UIC’s Freshwater Lab and associate professor of English, was a featured panelist on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” for a discussion about the health and maintenance of Lake Michigan.
A Chicago Tribune editorial board column on the need for manufacturing jobs in the Chicago region cites findings from a recent report from the Century Foundation and Great Cities Institute.
UIC Center for Global Health director Dr. Stevan Weine co-authored an op-ed about the long-term psychological consequences experienced by children who are forcibly separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.
GCI Director Teresa Córdova co-authored a Crain’s Chicago Business op-ed on the Chicago area’s manufacturing sector, its stabilization in recent years and the potential for future growth by creating pathways for unemployed Black and Latino young people.
A Chicago Tribune story about housing segregation in the Chicagoland area includes comments from James Lewis, a senior research specialist at Great Cities Institute.
CBS 2 Chicago covered a new GCI report, commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, that examines youth unemployment in Illinois.
Thea Crum, Director of GCI's Neighborhoods Initiative, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the process of participatory budgeting. Crum discusses one of the benefits of formal participatory budgeting by local governments.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Great Cities Institute's new report, Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois. The report is the latest in a series on youth unemployment commissioned by Alternative Schools Network.
Crain's Chicago Business quotes Rachel Weber, UIC professor of Urban Planning and Policy and GCI Research Fellow, on a Chicago firm acquiring properties from state and local governments via sale-leaseback agreements. This strategy is frequently used in the private sector and allows the entities to deal with budget gaps and pension obligations.