A DNAinfo Chicago story highlights efforts to revitalize the Commercial Avenue business district in South Chicago and cites the local chamber of commerce's partnership with Great Cities Institute.
Great Cities Institute's report on youth joblessness was mentioned in a The Week article on issues facing the city of Chicago.
Great Cities Institute's planning process for Commercial Avenue in South Chicago is mentioned in article that quotes Dan Lira, executive director of the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce.
The Boston Globe quotes John Hagedorn, UIC professor of criminology, law, and justice, in an article about the impact of gentrification in the East Boston neighborhood.
Tim Imeokparia, director of research and planning, spoke at Temple University solidarity economy of Ecuador and some of its theoretical benefits and shortcomings.
The Economist quotes Maria Krysan, professor and department head of sociology and former GCI scholar, in an article comparing racial segregation patterns in urban and suburban communities.
The Redeye quotes Dick Simpson, professor of political science and former GCI scholar, in article on a Brookings Institute report that found Chicago is the country’s third-most segregated large city.
The Christian Science Monitor quotes John Hagedorn, former GCI scholar and professor of criminology, law, and justice, in an article about Denver-based anti-gang efforts.
A NBC News online article about the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy includes an excerpt about Chicago Police corruption from "Corrupt Illinois," a co-authored book by Dick Simpson, former GCI scholar and professor of political science.
The Washington Post quotes John Betancur, former GCI scholar and professor of urban planning and policy, on a poll showing that African Americans in Washington do not feel that urban redevelopment benefits them.