Please join us November 16 for a celebration of GCI and the Great Cities Concept. We are very excited that former UIC Chancellor and University of Illinois President, James J. Stukel will be our featured guest.
The Great Cities Institute is pleased to announce a new economic fact sheet series that will provide research and data to the public in the areas of economic restructuring, income inequality, employment disparities, and more.
We are thrilled to announce the release of the first-ever comprehensive analysis of participatory budgeting in the U.S. and Canada by our partner, Public Agenda.
Throughout 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. Also occurring this year is a new partnership agreement between the National Park Service RTCA Program and GCI.
The Great Cities Institute hosted the Republic of Ecuador’s Minister of International Trade, Diego Aulestia, for our continuing conversation with the Minister on the connection between international trade and community development.
The Following Blog is Excerpted – and slightly amended - from the Introduction and Conclusion of the March 22, 2016 GCI Report
This past Friday proved to be an engaging and thought-provoking forum on Latino gang structures and their impacts on the wellbeing of both communities and individuals.
This Friday, March 11, the Great Cities Institute will sponsor a forum on Latino gang research honoring Joan Moore. Several of her students will present on their gang research and reflections on the influence of Joan Moore on their work.
Thea Crum, GCI’s Director of Neighborhoods Initiative, joined more than 60 community leaders, elected officials, researchers, and civic technologists in Washington DC, to map a future for Participatory Budgeting (PB) in the US.
In its lead editorial, the Sunday New York Times, called for Congressional action to address conditions of unemployment in “minority” communities.