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.
The Herald-News (Joliet) interviewed Beth Gutelius, a senior researcher specialist in UIC’s Great Cities Institute, in an article looking at the growth of warehouses and fulfillment and distribution centers in Will County, and the pros and cons of employment in these industries.
The Chicago Reader quotes Matt Wilson, economic development planner in UIC's Great Cities Institute, about the financial burden of transit fares for low-income residents and the feasibility of a free ride program.
Research from UIC's Great Cities Institute and Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) is cited in an article from The Atlantic that examines poverty and segregation in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich interviewed Fred Harris, a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and the last living member of the Kerner Commission, during his recent visit to UIC where he delivered the keynote address for the Great Cities Institute's "The Kerner Report: 50 Years Later."
This week's Kerner Report events and speakers were highlighted in a piece by The Chicago Reporter on the Commission's enduring findings.
The UIC Great Cities Institute's March 1 event commemorating the release of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report on urban cities is previewed in the Chicago Sun-Times. Fred Harris, a former senator from Oklahoma and original member of the commission, serves as the keynote speaker and is interviewed by columnist Mary Mitchell.
In an interview broadcast this morning on WGN Radio’s (720 AM) “The Opening Bell,” Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, previewed the institute’s upcoming series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report.