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.
Panelists discuss the evolving needs for the growing Latino population in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and how their organizations have adapted.
Panelists explain the monumental changes the ADA policies brought about, and have a discussion of some of the short comings that could still be improved.
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.”
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.
Kathleen Dickhut, Deputy Commissioner of Planning for the City of Chicago, speaks about the Large Lot Program; Ben Helphand, Executive Director for Neighborspace speaks about community gardening; Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, responds.
Laura Williams, Strategy Manager for the Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs at World Business Chicago, and Josh Drucker, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, UIC, speak about the use of innovation districts to attract economic development.
The Great Cities Institute hosted a panel discussion featuring Andrew Diamond, Professor of American History and Civilization at the University of Paris - Sorbonne on November 13, 2014.
Gillian Wu of Postmates and Jim Poole of the 47th Ward speak about apps. Brenda Parker, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, responds.
T.C. O'Rourke, Elizabeth Kregor, and Kathleen Dunn speak on the impact of the city's regulations on street jobs, from pedicabs to food vendors.