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September 2017

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

September 26, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Hunger Incorporated: Why the Alliance between Corporations and Anti Hunger Groups Holds Us Back from Solving Hunger

October 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion in the growth of food charity. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but the jobs never came back, and the “emergency food system” became an industry. In Big Hunger, Andrew Fisher takes a critical look at the business of hunger and…

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IRRPP Event – Race and Space: Urban Planning and the Politics of Place

October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, 412 South Peoria Street, Suite 315
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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November 2017

UTC Event – Looking Back on CMAP’s GO TO 2040

November 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), created in 2005, unveiled the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan for Northeastern Illinois in 2014.  On November 2, Bob Dean, CMAP Executive Director for Planning, will share insight on GO TO 2040 and the under-development ON TO 2050, CMAP's future comprehensive plan. The presentation is part of the Urban Transportation Center's Fall 2017 Seminar Series. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Great Cities Institute Conference Room,…

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

November 2, 2017 @ 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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LPODER Event – A Conversation About Disaster and Displacement in Puerto Rico

November 3, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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