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December 2021

Unwinding Privatization: (Re)municipalism and the Public Interest – Interdisciplinary Online Conference

December 10, 2021 @ 8:55 am - 4:30 pm CST
Zoom
Free with Registration

The purpose of the conference is to examine responses to failures of privatization in cities, especially in the United States and Europe, and what to make of those responses. Since the 1970s municipalities have sold public assets such as water, electricity, gas, waste systems, and transport, to private companies or else transferred the management or delivery of city services to private actors. The results have been at best mixed. Of late, municipalities have been cancelling contracts, letting them expire or repurchasing the…

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February 2022

City/Cité Conference: Designing a Gender-Equal City

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Zoom
Free

In recent years, more European cities have begun to tackle the challenge of advancing gender equality by designing public spaces with gender in mind. But what does a gender-equal city look like, and how does gender-equal urban planning work in practice? Panelists: Eva Kail, Urban Planner, City of Vienna Sara Ortiz Escalante, Urban Planner, Col·lectiu Punt 6 Stéphanie Dadour, Associate Professor, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Paris-Malaquais, Laboratoire ACS UMR AUSser Moderator: Faranak Miraftab, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and…

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Housing, Nature, City: Exploring the garden metropolis

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
CUPPA Hall Lower Level, 412 S Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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A discussion around four cities : Bordeaux, Phoenix, Brussels and Chicago. Two american cities, two european cities. Four completly different environments but with common concerns. In a world where we seek to differentiate ourselves, we want to speak about what brings us together, looking elsewhere and learning from each other without denying the inevitable specificities of our cities and natural environments.   Featuring: Susann Eliasson & Anthony Jammes architects, founder of GRAU Residents of the Villa Albertine   In dialogue with Monica…

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March 2022

A Neighbor Among Neighbors: A Conversation with Maureen Hellwig

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
CUPPA Hall Lower Level, 412 S Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Free

Download event flyer here. Born in Chicago’s 33rd year as a city, Erie Neighborhood House has witnessed its hometown prosper through the contributions of five generations of immigrants who came here seeking a better life. Few institutions have had such a view from the same address for 150 years. But it was not just a passive witness. When neighbors were tired and hungry, Erie House fed them, but not just with food— with knowledge. Through education Erie House empowered their…

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Gangs On Trial: A Conversation with John Hagedorn

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
UIC Student Center East Room 302, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Download event flyer here John Hagedorn, who has long been an expert witness in gang-related court cases, claims that what transpires in the trials of gang members is a far cry from what we would consider justice. In Gangs on Trial, he recounts his decades of experience to show how stereotypes are used against gang members and replace evidence in gang-related trials. Gangs on Trial dispels myths about gangs and recommends tactics for lawyers, mitigation specialists, and expert witnesses as…

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April 2022

Democracy’s Rebirth: The View from Chicago

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL United States
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Free

Dick Simpson, a long-time political activist and former Chicago alderman, uses the Windy City to examine how the political, racial, economic and social inequalities dividing us play out in our neighborhoods and cities.

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IMPACT 2022

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$45 – $60

This panel will explore the the impact of gentrification and displacement with the potential benefits for existing community residents.

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Public Space, Rivers, and Climate Change

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Studio Gang, 1520 West Division, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Conversation on public space and climate change at Studio Gang with urban planner and architect Jennifer Buyck, resident of Villa Albertine Chicago.

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September 2022

Climates of Inequity

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Zoom

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online conversations with environmental and climate justice leaders from across the country this fall. Their work reveals frameworks and strategies to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental pollution on communities of color, indigenous, and low-income earners. Students in the Environmental & Climate Justice course* will facilitate the conversations. RSVP: go.uic.edu/COI22 ClimatesOfInequlity_Fall2022

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Organizing Knowledge to Challenge Inequality

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
1250 University Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Join us for a talk by Professor Ananya Roy! Professor Ananya Roy is a scholar of global racial capitalism and postcolonial development whose research is concerned with the political economy and politics of dispossession and displacement. At the very heart of her work is an insistence on the transformation of the public university – through teaching, public scholarship, and community engagement – so that it can be a force for social justice. She is the author of numerous books, including:…

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