GCI Research Scholar David Stovall, an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies, discusses school closings, public housing, law enforcement & the future of black life.
Video interview from New Era Windows, with speakers from the Center for Workplace Democracy and Nik Theodore, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC responds.
Guanxi: Chinese Social Capital in Chicago
CW Chan and Jenny Yang discuss how Guan-Xi is manifest in their practices within the Chicago business community.
Gender in the City: Street Harassment and Safety
Scheherazade Tillet and Jasson Perez consider Street Harassment. Rachel Caidor leads a post lecture discussion.
LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Providing for Services
Tracy Baim, Carrie Kaufman, and Devin Redmond present their work to support LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness.
A Changing Back of the Yards: The Growing Latino Population
Panelists discuss the evolving needs for the growing Latino population in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and how their organizations have adapted.
Equal-Access City? 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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.
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.
Vacancy + Spatial Justice
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.