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.
Bob Herbert has released a new book titled "Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America". He is a former New York Times columnist, pundit, and author who spoke at GCI on April 24 as part of the Poverty to Prosperity lecture series.
Paul Brandt-Rauf, Dean, UIC School of Public Health, "Global Environmental Justice: Footprints, Fairness, and the Future of the Planet"
Jennifer Hill and Joel Williams discuss the depth of homelessness in Chicago suburbs and policies and strategies to eliminate homelessness.