Research Archive

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Ten-Year Legacy of the Fight for $15 and a Union Movement: Reducing the Racial Wealth Gap and Generating Tens of Billions in Additional Economic Activity

Authors Yannet Lathrop Matthew D. Wilson William Lester Introduction and Executive Summary Ten years ago, on November 29, 2012, a group of 200 fast-food workers in New York City— fed up with low pay and roadblocks to organizing—walked out of their jobs demanding a $15 hourly wage and a union. […]

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Lawndale Service Area Databook

Lawndale Service Area Databook

The information contained in this Databook makes it clear: diminished opportunities, both economic and educational, are having an adverse impact on the quality of life in North Lawndale and point to the need for substantial investments in the community.

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2020 Census Hispanic or Latino Population Data

Author Matthew D. Wilson mwilso25@uic.edu Abstract Chicago community area map and graphs and data tables for Chicago, Illinois, and the U.S. of Hispanic or Latino population data from the 2020 Census and Aggregate Household Income and Specific Origin from the 2019 American Community Survey. Produced for the Puerto Rican Arts […]

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Climate Justice Meets Global Health in the Time of COVID-19

Authors Teresa Córdova, PhD UIC Great Cities Institute Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA UIC College of Medicine Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH Global Health Institute, UW-Madison Juliana Pino, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) Warren Lavey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rachel Havrelock, PhD UIC Freshwater Lab Pam Tau Lee, Center […]

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Fact Sheet: Chicago Community Area Economic Hardship Index (2017)

Authors Matt Wilson Anish Tailor Alex Linares If you have any questions, please contact Alex Linares, alinares@uic.edu. Abstract The aim of this index is to examine the conditions of economic hardship within Chicago community areas. Economic hardship is the difficulty resulting from not having enough collective economic resources available to […]

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Innovation Districts as a Strategy for Urban Economic Development: A Comparison of Four Cases

Authors Joshua Drucker, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Carla Maria Kayanan, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Geography, University College Dublin Henry Renski, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst Abstract Innovation districts are a relatively new strategy […]

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