Panelists discuss the evolving needs for the growing Latino population in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and how their organizations have adapted.
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.
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.
Gillian Wu of Postmates and Jim Poole of the 47th Ward speak about apps. Brenda Parker, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, responds.
Jennifer Hill and Joel Williams discuss the depth of homelessness in Chicago suburbs and policies and strategies to eliminate homelessness.
Rob Anthony of Community Partners for Affordable Housing and CUPPA Respondent, Janet Smith, discuss affordable housing in the Chicagoland suburbs.
Ryan Gallagher and Michael Wenz, Assistant Professors in the Department of Economics at Northeastern Illinois University, consider impacts of casino growth and creation for communities and government.