Planetizen, a website about urban planning, reports on the Accessibility Explorer, a free online tool designed by Nebiyou Tilahun, assistant professor of urban planning and policy in the Urban Transportation Center.
Janet Smith: Plan today for Illinois’ aging baby boomers tomorrow
The State Journal-Register featured an op-ed by Janet Smith, co-director of the Voorhees Center, on policy initiatives needed to ensure adequate housing and transportation for Illinois' growing senior population.
Home economics: The labor struggle of domestic workers
LEO Weekly (Louisville, Ken.) cites a 2012 study on domestic workers by the Center for Urban Economic Development, calling it "the most comprehensive resource for issues plaguing domestic workers in the 21st century."
Your industrial-chic birthday party is killing the city’s industrial base
A Crain's Chicago Business op-ed arguing against the conversion of factory buildings into event venues cites a study by the Center for Urban Economic Development in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Storefronts fill up as southwest Naperville population grows
The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun quotes Curt Winkle, director of the urban planning and policy program, on retail development accompanying residential growth in southwest Naperville.
A lot of money for temporary relief
A Crain's Chicago Business column quotes Steve Schlickman, director of the Urban Transportation Center, on a proposed CTA flyover to separate the Red and Brown lines near Wrigley Field.
Chicago’s new 606 park stirs gentrification fears
In an article about potential gentrification in neighborhoods along the newly opened 606 linear park, the Chicago Tribune quotes Lauren Nolan, economic development planner for CUPPA's Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.
2015’s Safest States to Live In
WalletHub interviewed Kheir Al-Kodmany, professor of urban planning and policy, for its survey of the safest and least safe states in the U.S. in terms of workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, road safety and financial security.
Transforming Public Housing: 15 Years Later
WGN 9 interviewed Janet Smith, Voorhees Center co-director and associate professor of urban planning and policy, on the progress of the Chicago Housing Authority's 15-year-old Plan for Transformation.
New CTA boss will need his experience as fare hike looms
Crain's Chicago Business quotes Steve Schlickman, executive director of the Urban Transportation Center, on the appointment of Dorval Carter to CTA chief and the need to raise fares to make up for Gov. Rauner's budget cuts and the cost of rebuilding and extending the Red Line.