Building Local Economies Through World Trade


Maria Belen Loor, advisor to the Ecuadorian Minister of International Trade, discusses Ecuador's alternative growth strategies. Her talk is followed by a discussion on the relationship between poverty, economic growth strategies, urban development, the environment and international trade at this event hosted by the UIC’s Great Cities Institute.

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Presenting the Fund 2040 Proposal


Principal Planner Erin Aleman presents the the Fund 2040 proposal “to support prioritized infrastructure investments that help the region meet its goals for quality of life and economic prosperity.”

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Commercial Revitalization


Dan Lira, Executive Director for the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, and Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director for the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, present about their respective commercial corridors. Abe Lentner, Adjunct Lecturer in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago responds.

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