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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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Campus Conversation: What’s Going On and Why? The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UIC Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Democracy through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BSB 1115, 1007 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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October 2017

The National Park Service in your neighborhood: The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program and community planning

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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In April, 2016 the National Park Service and the University of Illinois at Chicago entered into a partnership agreement to host a Park Service staff member at the Great Cities Institute. At this event, Community Planner Michael Mencarini will talk about how the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program supports community led outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects and his work across the Midwest Region providing technical assistance for river access, bicycle trail development, and green space planning projects. Michael Mencarini…

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Condos, Controversy and Culture

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
UIC Latino Cultural Center Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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UIC Freshwater Lab event: “Condos, Controversy and Culture” Panel Discussion on Waterfront Development in Chicago October 4, 3:00-4:30 PM UIC Latino Cultural Center East side of Lecture Center B (LCB2) on the UIC East Campus between Harrison and Taylor, Morgan and Halsted For more information, visit http://www.freshwaterlab.org/events/

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UTC Event: Illinois Tollway Planning Process

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Insight into how the Illinois Tollway undertakes a large corridor plan, like the 17-mile Elgin O’Hare Western Access project, will be presented October 5 at the kick off to the Fall 2017 Seminar Series hosted by the Urban Transportation Center. Featured speaker will be Rocco Zucchero, Chief of Planning. The event, which is open to all, will be held from noon to 1 pm at the Great Cities Institute Conference Room, 4th Floor, at CUPPA Hall.  https://utc.uic.edu/utc-2017-seminar-series/

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