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September 2017

Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development: A Salient Shift?

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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How is India planning its diverse range of settlements, which vary from rapidly growing cities to remote villages? Have changes in the country’s polity influenced its approach to the spatial planning and development of urban and rural areas? Taking the regime change in the early 1990s as a point of departure, this book focuses on the complex nature of India’s ongoing urbanization and transformations in the interrelated, but rarely-studied-together, domains of infrastructure finance and development, local planning practice, and on-the-ground…

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2017 UIC Urban Forum – The Public Infrastructure of Work & Play

September 14 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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From "hard infrastructure," such as roads and bridges, dams and canals, to "soft infrastructure," like parks and town squares, public art and rails-to-trails,a city's overall infrastructure has a significant influence on daily life and links its residents, neighborhoods and businesses. The former category features key facets that drive economic development and growth, while the latter type of infrastructure serves to improve residents' quality of life. The planning of projects where people work and play, and making well-designed connections between both, is…

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (A Viking Hardcover; On Sale June 13, 2017) blows open the doors to the unknown history of the relentless campaign by the radical rich to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize everything from schools to Medicare and Social Security, and change the Constitution. MacLean traces this game plan back to one man, the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan, who forged his ideas in an attempt…

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