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April 2017

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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May 2017

Day 1 – Untrouble The Waters: Freshwater Lab Summit 2017

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Untrouble the Waters is a summit dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC Freshwater Lab invites government officials, academic researchers and community leaders to Untrouble the Waters. At this vital juncture for the Great Lakes and the communities…

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Day 2 – Untrouble The Waters: Freshwater Lab Summit 2017

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Untrouble the Waters is a summit dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC Freshwater Lab invites government officials, academic researchers and community leaders to Untrouble the Waters. At this vital juncture for the Great Lakes and the communities…

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Securing the Common Good Public Colloquium

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jane Addams Hull-House, 800 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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In the past few years, questions around the common good have risen to the level of national debate and the depletion of funding for public services demonstrate that much has changed since Jane Addams founded the Hull-House Social Settlement in 1889. The result of a year-long series of seminars grounded in the work of Progressive Era activists and the Hull-House Settlement, this interdisciplinary program will explore the importance of the humanities in understanding common good issues such as: Housing, employment,…

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Youth Jobs = A Smart Investment City/County Youth Employment Hearing

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago City Council Chambers, 121 N LaSalle St, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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June 2017

Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The impacts of climate change are increasingly severe, taking a toll on our health, environment and our economies. Jobs for Climate and Justice proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for and offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for a transition to a just and climate-safe economy. It is organized based on four elements: Create good jobs fixing the climate Protect threatened workers and communities Remedy inequality and…

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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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The Impact of Infrastructure on Communities: Three Rail-to-Trail Projects

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This semester's Real Time Chicago lecture series theme is 'Critic(al) Infra-Structures', examining the processes and procedures in the creation of new and renewed infrastructure and the impacts on communities from multiple scales and perspectives. The first lecture in the series is 'The Impact of Infrastructure on Communities: Three Rail-to-Trail Projects'. When new infrastructure is created in communities, what are the impacts on existing residents? This topic will explore the creation of three rail-to-trail projects in Chicago from initial dreaming to post-implementation community…

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Students Speak Out Against Hate Discussion

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Jane Addams Hull-House, 800 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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