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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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November 2017

Remaking Rust Belt Cities: Universities, Nationalism and Economic Development in South Africa

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Leslie Bank is a Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Fort Hare. He is the recipient of research fellowships from Fulbright, the Ford Foundation and the Oppenheimer Trust to Emory, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He also served as a research fellow at the African Studies Centre at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. His most recent book is entitled After Car Culture: Industry, Nationalism and Universities on…

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