Keep up to date with the latest blog posts from our staff & GCI collaborators. Blogs may not necessarily reflect the opinions of GCI, UIC, or other official positions.

Celebrating Juneteenth with our Elders

Thanks to efforts from Aldermen Maria Hadden and David Moore, the City of Chicago, will now commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865, when Union troops rode into Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been declared two years earlier.

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Where do we go from here?

In light of the recent protests and outrage against the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman as well as continuing police brutality, especially in black communities, we are reminded both of the Kerner Commission Report and the March 2018 Great Cities Institute event to commemorate the 50 years since its release.

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We Invite you to our Spring Events

Upcoming Events at UIC Great Cities Institute

We are very pleased to announce an array of events that we are hosting at the Great Cities Institute and invite you to join us. The first of our events is next week, March 5.

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The Release of a New Report on Innovation Districts

We are pleased to announce the release of a report on Innovation Districts by Joshua Drucker. a Great Cities Institute Fellow and Associate Professor of UIC’s Urban Planning and Policy; and co-authors Carla Maria Kayanan, and Henry Renski.

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