Great Cities Institute participated in the advisory committee for Metropolitan Planning Council's Reconnecting Communities: Mitigating Community Harms of Transportation Infrastructure Report. The goal of the committee was to identify the historic impact that expressways have had on Chicago, and to begin conversations on how to reconnect fractured communities.
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Hull House Director Jennifer Scott who hosted a forum called West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide with folks representing both sides of town is mentioned in a Chicago Sun-Times column.
Patrisia Macias-Rojas, UIC assistant professor of sociology and Latin American and Latino studies, recently joined PBS' "Tavis Smiley" show to discuss her upcoming book, "The Deportation-to-Prison Pipeline: America's New Immigration Regime."
The Chicago Tribune's Redeye edition interviewed Steve Schlickman, executive director of the Urban Transportation Center in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on the CTA's challenges in 2016.
Illinois Issues features an online essay co-authored by Amanda Lewis, director of IRRPP and associate professor of African American studies and sociology, and John Diamond of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Robert Bruno, professor and director of the Labor Education Program, talked about UAW members voting on a national labor deal with Ford in a Chicago Tribune article.
Education Week quotes Amanda Lewis, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, in an article on achievement gaps, discipline disparities and efforts by schools to prevent bias.
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy welcomed Amanda Lewis as their new Director. Professor Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies & Sociology.
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.
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.