History is always in the process of being shaped – and with the lessons that we had the opportunity to learn during 2020, we have much to do to shape a better, healthier and more equitable world.
Keep up to date with the latest blog posts from our staff & GCI collaborators. Blogs may not necessarily reflect the opinions of GCI, UIC, or other official positions.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of People Powered: Global Hub for Participatory Democracy! The Great Cities Institute is a proud member of this new global organization.
Thanks to efforts from Aldermen Maria Hadden and David Moore, the City of Chicago, will now commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865, when Union troops rode into Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been declared two years earlier.
In light of the recent protests and outrage against the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman as well as continuing police brutality, especially in black communities, we are reminded both of the Kerner Commission Report and the March 2018 Great Cities Institute event to commemorate the 50 years since its release.
Our thoughts are with all of you, hoping that you are all warm and safe.
We are very pleased to announce an array of events that we are hosting at the Great Cities Institute and invite you to join us. The first of our events is next week, March 5.
To share expertise and make PB more accessible to implementers and advocates around the world, a new Global PB Support Board has been established and incubated by the Participatory Budgeting Project.
We wish you a very peaceful and joyous holiday season – with lots of good food and laughter! At Great Cities Institute, we look forward to another productive year in 2020.
We are pleased to announce the release of a report on Innovation Districts by Joshua Drucker. a Great Cities Institute Fellow and Associate Professor of UIC’s Urban Planning and Policy; and co-authors Carla Maria Kayanan, and Henry Renski.
In keeping with GCI’s continued effort to elevate worker cooperatives as an important community development strategy, we are pleased to feature a report back from Lucas McGranahan, GCI Senior Research Specialist.