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Guest blogger Juan Carlos Linares recaps the September 19th panel discussion "The Impact of Infrastructure on Communities: Three Rail-to-Trail Projects" and shares his organization's strategies to preserve affordable communities.
Welcome to the Fall 2017 semester. As the new academic year starts, Great Cities Institute has many exciting things in the works.
Director of Neighborhoods Initiative, Thea Crum, had the honor of speaking about public participation and Participatory Budgeting Chicago at the international conference Energy & Smart Cities.
We are so happy that Michael Leon Guerrero will be joining us at Great Cities Institute on Friday morning, 10:00 a.m. June 9, 2017 to present on “Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative".
So many good things happen at UIC. Even as the Spring 2017 Semester came to an end, the campus was vibrant with activities sponsored by Freshwater Labs, and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
GCI is proud to announce the publication of Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development: A Salient Shift? GCI Senior Fellow, Sanjeev Vidyarthi is co-author along with Shishir Mathur and Sandeep Agrawal.
At its 47th annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 19-22, 2017, the Urban Affairs Association awarded Rachel Weber the “Best Book” in the field of urban affairs/urban studies.
When Chicagoans learned that nearly half of Chicago’s young Black men ages 20-24 were out of school and out of work in 2014, attention focused throughout the city on a long standing problem.
For Spring Semester 2017, the Great Cities Institute’s (GCI) Real Time Chicago lecture series is focused on the notions of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.