The information contained in this databook makes it clear: diminished opportunities, both economic and educational, are having an adverse impact on the quality of life in North Lawndale and point to the need for substantial investments in the community.
City of Chicago
2013-2017 Out of School and Out of Work 16-19 and 20-24 Year Olds in Chicago and Illinois Counties
Author Matthew D. Wilson email@example.com Abstract Data tables for out of school and out of work 16 to 19 and 20 to 24 year olds in Chicago and Cook County for 2013-2017 5-year ACS estimates. Full Text (PDF) »
The Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago: A Research-Based Reorientation of Violence Prevention and Intervention Policy
This report is a follow up to a May 2018 gathering of researchers, street experts, and service delivery professionals sponsored by the Great Cities Institute.
Revitalizing Manufacturing and Expanding Opportunities for Chicago’s Black and Latino Communities
This report is in partnership with the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative.
Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois
This report provides a more detailed view of youth jobless and jobless and out of school data throughout the state of Illinois than what has been analyzed to date and has findings that have implications for the direction of future policy aimed at improving employment conditions for young people.
Housing Market Data in Cook County, Chicago and its Neighborhoods – November 2016 Update
Authors Matthew D. Wilson Abstract In 2016, issues of affordable and accessible housing permeate the national debate on housing. While national housing policy has made strides towards making quality housing attainable for all, the current state of the housing and mortgage market require innovative policy solutions. This report was prepared […]
The Great Recession’s Impact on the City of Chicago GCP-10-7
This research describes the Great Recession's impact on the City of Chicago budget and financial decisions about revenues, spending, and borrowing.
Making Sense of Renaissance 2010 School Policy in Chicago: Race, Class, and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberal Urban Restructuring GCP-09-02
Chicago has long been a focus of national attention on urban education policy, and its latest plan to remake public education is no exception.
Can Chicago Make It As a Global City? GCP-00-2
Is Chicago an international city? Of course it is. It has been ever since the second half of the nineteenth century: (1) when it was British bond investments that funded the rail lines to open the prairies and the west to the New York port; (2) when midwest corn and wheat began to supply Europe's bakeries; and (3) when new techniques of curing and refrigeration permitted the delivery of Chicago's meat to distant and even foreign markets.