As Brandon Johnson is sworn in today as Chicago’s New Mayor, staff of the Great Cities Institute are serving on his transition committees. Juan González, Senior Fellow at GCI, is serving on the Transition Committee while GCI Director, Teresa Córdova, is serving on the Subcommittee on Economic Vitality and Equity, […]
Illinois census data shows state undercounted by nearly 2%, gaining 250K residents, bureau admits
Alex Linares, an economic development planner at the UIC Great Cities Institute, spoke to ABC 7 Chicago during a report on Illinois being undercounted in the 2020 census. The U.S. Census Bureau suggests Illinois was undercounted by nearly 2%, and actually gained another 250,000 residents. “We are not going to find out […]
2022 Budget Community Engagement Report
The “2022 Budget Community Engagement Report” documents the 2022 Budget Engagement process and provides key findings from the internal and external engagement.
Why Are Millennials Leaving Chicago?
CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) interviewed Teresa Córdova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute and professor of urban planning and policy, in a segment on related to a Brookings Institution report on millennial migration figures for major U.S. cities.
Esteemed Visitors to UIC on February 20th: Adina Hoffman at Noon and Haki Madhubuti in the Evening
We hope that you can make it for one or both of our events on Wednesday, February 20th. At noon, at Great Cities Institute, we will host Adina Hoffman and later in the evening, we will host Haki Madhubuti at the UIC Hull-House Museum.
Addressing the Psychosocial Impacts of Deportation and Detention
Please join us on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at UIC Student Center East 750 S. Halsted to hear practitioners, advocates and researchers speak about context, impacts and strategies related to the psychosocial impacts of deportation and detention on migrant youth and families.
GCI Director Quoted on Chicago’s Youth Quality of Life Index
Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, was interviewed by Route Fifty about the City of Chicago’s recently announced Youth Quality of Life Index, which aims to measure the impact of the city’s youth programs over time and inform future budgets.
GCI Director Dr. Teresa Córdova on Chicago’s “Year of Creative Youth”
Dr. Teresa Córdova, director of UIC's Great Cities Institute, is quoted in a Gazette Chicago newspaper story on a City of Chicago arts initiative centered around youth cultural programming and support.
Freshwater Lab Founder Rachel Havrelock Interviewed on Humanitarian Aspects of Water Issues
Rachel Havrelock, co-founder of UIC's Freshwater Lab and associate professor of English, is the subject of a Great Lakes Now profile highlighting her work on water issues and the Great Lakes from a humanities and social science perspective.