On the morning of August 28, 2018, exactly 50 years later, the Great Cities Institute will host a provocative and urgent program exploring why “The Whole World is Still Watching.” Guest blogger Laura Washington recounts the origins of the phrase and the significance of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The Community Reinvestment Fund has put together a questionnaire to help them understand the small business landscape. We hope that you will support this effort by either filling it out yourself if you are a small business owner, or by passing it on to small business owners that you might know.
Great Cities Institute was well represented at the 48th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association held April 4-7, 2018 in Toronto.
Thank you again, for your attendance at and/or support of our series of events commemorating the February 29, 1968 release of the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Report.
Former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, sole remaining member of the Kerner Commission will give a keynote address followed by a panel discussion among Harris and esteemed panelists: Timuel Black, Eugene “Gus” Newport, Gail Christopher, José López, Willie “JR” Fleming and Anthony Lowery.
Stephanie Reyes of the Grounded Solutions Network guest blogs to announce the launch of their new Inclusionary Housing Calculator.
The Great Cities Institute (GCI) is happy to announce that its Spring Semester theme of the Real Time Chicago lecture series will focus on the environmental activism over the span of Chicago’s 185-year history.
We are very excited to announce panelists for the March 1 event along with a week of activities to commemorate the February 29, 1968 release of the Kerner Report.
Please join us on March 1, 2018 to commemorate the release of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report with the last remaining original member of the Commission, Dr. Fred Harris.
Guest bloggers Kari Moe and Robert Giloth remember the impact of Mayor Harold Washington on the 30th anniversary of his passing away while in office.