Authors Shruti Singh and Isis Almeida discuss issues caused by historical segregation in their Bloomberg article. Great Cities Institute’s Matt Wilson is interviewed and highlights the economic inequalities in Chicago. Many of these same neighborhoods continue to face the highest levels of joblessness, poverty and inadequate housing, according to a study by […]
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The City of Chicago Mayor’s Press Office discussed the 2023 Budget Forecast in its recent press release. The article highlights a budget gap and how the city’s Office of Budget and Management is working to find savings and efficiencies to reduce this gap. The budget, along with the 2023 Responsive […]
In a Streetsblog Chicago article, Ruth Rosas interviews Jack Rocha (GCI) and Alex Perez (Active Transportation Alliance) on the history, opportunities, and next steps for this project. To stay up to date on the project, please visit this page or if you have any questions, please contact Jack Rocha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents […]
In an AustinTalks article, author Francia Garcia Hernandez discusses topics residents requested be focused on in the 2023 city spending plan. Great Cities Institute will be compiling results and comments from this forum and two others to create a public report that will be released in August. “We want you […]
In a WTTW News article, author Heather Cherone discusses the upcoming three “budget engagement forums” on July 21, July 23 and July 30. The city’s budget forecast for 2023 will not be released until August. The feedback at those forums will be compiled into a public report to be […]
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 […]
Alex Linares, an economic development planner at the UIC Great Cities Institute, spoke to ABC 7 Chicago during a report on Illinois being undercounted in the 2020 census. The U.S. Census Bureau suggests Illinois was undercounted by nearly 2%, and actually gained another 250,000 residents. “We are not going to find out […]
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 […]
The impact of Great Cities Institute’s recent report on North Lawndale is discussed in a commentary written by Garland Thomas-McDavid, president and CEO of North Lawndale College Prep. A recent report from the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on revitalizing the North Lawndale community. It […]
A new study by the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Great Cities Institute has documented generations of “disinvestment, systemic racism and neglect” in North Lawndale.