WBEZ quotes Rachel Weber, GCI fellow and associate professor of urban planning and policy, on community benefit agreements such as the one South Siders seek for the Obama library.
In cooperation with Great Cities Institute, the UIC Global Excellence Task Force and the UIC College of Medicine’s Center for Global Health has established an annual seed grant program designed to foster new trans-disciplinary and mixed and multiple methods research in global health and well-being at UIC.
Crain's Chicago Business published an op-ed by Rachel Weber, GCI fellow and associate professor of urban planning and policy, in which she points out discrepancies in a Crain's column arguing that public schools in tax increment financing districts are not harmed by TIF.
KRWG, an NPR station based at New Mexico State University, quotes Michael Pagano, GCI fellow and dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on New Mexico's policy of allocating capital funds to individual lawmakers.
An article on wage theft in In These Times magazine cites a 2008 study by the Center for Urban Economic Development, then directed by Nik Theodore, that found that nearly 60 percent of the workers surveyed had experienced some sort of wage violation.
The Great Cities Institute is inviting proposals for its twentieth annual Faculty Scholar competition. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.
The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) has awarded the Distinguished Researcher award to GCI Fellow and UPP Professor Nik Theodore.
Philip Ashton, Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Policy and former GCI Fellow and Scholar, has published a paper in the Journal of Economic Issues that was selected by the editors as "Outstanding Article of 2014."
Yue Zhang, former GCI scholar and associate professor of political science, is quoted by CityLab, the urban section of The Atlantic, in an article on urban and art issues in China.
Crain's quotes Howard Wial, executive director of the Center for Economic Development, on the relaxing of rules affecting inlying protected manufacturing districts.