This Friday, March 11, the Great Cities Institute will sponsor a forum on Latino gang research honoring Joan Moore. Several of her students will present on their gang research and reflections on the influence of Joan Moore on their work.
Thea Crum, GCI’s Director of Neighborhoods Initiative, joined more than 60 community leaders, elected officials, researchers, and civic technologists in Washington DC, to map a future for Participatory Budgeting (PB) in the US.
In its lead editorial, the Sunday New York Times, called for Congressional action to address conditions of unemployment in “minority” communities.
In the city of Chicago, 47 percent of black males between the ages of 20 and 24 are out of work and out of school. This is just one of the many disturbing numbers that can be found in the Great Cities Institute report released today.
We are very pleased to announce that Lydia Lazar has joined Great Cities Institute to direct our Energy and the Environment research cluster.
We wish all of you a blessed and relaxing holiday season. At Great Cities the wheels will be churning as we prepare for a busy January and a full year of activities.
This last week, members of GCI staff traveled to Ecuador and to Arizona to share the work of the Great Cities Institute. Besides spreading the great work happening at the University of Illinois at Chicago, we learned a great deal that adds to our work here.
Leaders of 150 nations, and 40,000 delegates from 195 countries will attend the COP21 conference this week, a reminder that climate change is still one of the top issues facing the globe today.
It was a busy week for Great Cities Institute. We want to thank all of you who were able to join us on November 3 for City Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange.
Great Cities Institute is very excited to be welcoming intellectuals and activists from France in the Symposium, City Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange. The French visitors will participate in panels with both esteemed UIC professors and area activists.