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April 2017
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Tourism, visitors, and fiscal impacts on a local economy in the Calumet area

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The Calumet area at the Illinois/Indiana border is rich in world class prairie and savanna habitats, the best trail network in the region, a stretch of the 1000 mile Lake Michigan National Recreation (lake kayaking) Trail, the Pullman National Monument, the A. Philip Randolph Museum, some great microbreweries, music festivals, the best windsurfing in the region, the Little Calumet River Water Trail, a stretch of the 500 mile Grand Illinois Trail, and its intersection with the 4600 mile coast-to-coast American…

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From ‘Policy Vacuum’ to ‘Policy Swell’: Comprehending the Changing Nature of Urban Planning in Contemporary India

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This presentation will illustrate how urban India has moved from a state of ‘policy vacuum’ to ‘policy swell’ in the last two decades and what it means for our understanding of the country’s approach to urban planning and development. The central government, for instance, has sponsored many planning policies and follow-up development programs ranging from the National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy to the ongoing Smart Cities Mission, Clean India, HRIDAY, AMRUT, and the recently concluded Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban…

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UTC Event: Transit Investment Case: Japan and U.S.

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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April 20, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m. UTC Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Susumu Kudo, PhD, Former UIC and UTC Research Assistant, Former Professor, Fukui Prefecture University, Japan Topic: Making the Investment Case II: Comparing Japan and the United States Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago Details: In Japan, most transportation agencies are operated by private companies. Since the 1980, a network of high-speed trains have been built to meet changing demographics. For this final Spring…

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