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November 2017

Shaping Urban Space in Peripheral Capitalism: Real Estate Investment in Warsaw

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Developers are the primary actor shaping the space of large cities in Central and Eastern Europe. The public sector is not present as an investor and has retreated from spatial planning following the policy of progressive deregulation of the economy. As a result, social and political conflicts have sprung up around urban areas and begun to re-affect the process of shaping the space. This is particularly evident in large cities such as Warsaw, which is one of the fastest-rising real…

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Creative Funding Mechanisms: Paying for Large Infrastructure Projects

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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In an era of reduced involvement from government at all levels, how do planners get creative to fund major infrastructure projects? This topic will look at how recent and ongoing projects in Chicago, including the Red and Purple Modernization Project and the expansion of the Chicago Riverwalk, were funded and emerging trends of infrastructure funding. Carole Morey serves as Chief Planning Officer of the Chicago Transit Authority, the nation’s second largest transit agency, where she oversees  the Service Planning ,…

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Remaking Rust Belt Cities: Universities, Nationalism and Economic Development in South Africa

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Leslie Bank is a Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Fort Hare. He is the recipient of research fellowships from Fulbright, the Ford Foundation and the Oppenheimer Trust to Emory, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He also served as a research fellow at the African Studies Centre at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. His most recent book is entitled After Car Culture: Industry, Nationalism and Universities on…

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What Lurks in the Great Lakes? Pipelines, Invasive Species and Other Underwater Perils

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UIC Institute for the Humanities, 701 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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UIC Freshwater Lab Event: “What Lurks in the Great Lakes? Pipelines, Invasive Species and Other Underwater Perils” Lecture by Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Reporter at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel November 15, 4:00-6:00 PM UIC Institute for the Humanities 701 South Morgan St. Lower Level Stevenson Hall For more information, visit http://www.freshwaterlab.org/events/

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Out and About with GCI – Union Station: A 21st Century Revivial

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Join Great Cities Institute (GCI) and the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association (UPPSA) for an Amtrak tour of Union Station. This tour will highlight the history and redevelopment of the facility, as well as its significance in transportation and economic development planning for the Chicago region. Please RSVP below. Tour details and starting location will be emailed to attendees prior to the event. Loading...

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