The 2022 Budget Community Engagement process was the earliest and most multi-faceted engagement process ever conducted for the City’s budget, with the help of UIC’s Neighborhoods Initiative (UICNI) at the Great Cities Institute.
The discussion of the intersection of climate justice and global health is an urgent one, all the more so in the time of COVID-19. With the release of this report we encourage you to circulate it and use it in your classes.
This toolkit has been created to consider multiple variations of process design with corresponding learning objectives and to intentionally consider the flexibility and tools and resources administrators and teachers need to implement PB in their schools.
Join us for a virtual series of conversations taking place on March 4, March 10, and March 16 on major issues facing the nation and highlighting Black mayors’ roles as leaders in the United States.
We are pleased to announce the release of a report on the IDHS Illinois 2020 Census Grant Program titled, Making It Count: Documenting and Building on the Civic Infrastructure of the Illinois 2020 Census Program.
Join Beth as she discusses with frontline organizers and workers from Warehouse Workers for Justice (Chicago) and the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (Inland Empire) about the continuing hazards warehouse workers are facing.
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.
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.