The report details the relationship between education and unemployment; education and wages, and taxes paid; and the obstacles to job access such as limited public transportation options in neighborhoods where the unemployment levels are highest.
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Matt Wilson, economic development planner for the Great Cities Institute is quoted in an article on the impacts of the Nabisco plant closing.
The Cook County Chronicle reported on a UIC Great Cities Institute talk featuring Marc J. Lane, an attorney and economic development expert.
Nearly 60 students from the UIC School of Architecture are taking part in a competition to help revitalize the South Chicago neighborhood by planning recreational and open spaces on land under the Chicago Skyway.
An article from the Chicago Tribune highlights a new report from Great Cities Institute and commissioned by Alternative Schools Network for a January 30, 2017 hearing on youth joblessness at the Chicago Urban League.
GCI youth employment reports were cited in several publications over the holidays. Jack Rocha also spoke with DNAinfo about a beatification plan for the Calumet River that calls for more public green space.
A WGN-TV three part series on inequality in Chicago includes interviews with Teresa Cordova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute, and David Stovall, GCI research scholar and UIC professor of educational policy studies and African American studies.
Findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on unemployment in the city are cited in Chicago magazine’s profile of Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education.
A Chicago Tribune story on the opening of Starbucks and Whole Foods in Englewood cites neighborhood unemployment data from a January 2016 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Chicago.
Teresa Cordova, UIC professor and director of the Great Cities Institute, was interviewed today on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Morning Shift” about the institute’s index of economic hardship in Chicago’s 77 communities.