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Ciere Boatright, Chicago's new commissioner for planning and development, far right talking with three CUPPA undergraduate students after a class presentation.

MUPP Alum to Run Chicago Planning Department

Urban Planning and Policy 2016 graduate, Ciere Boatright, has been appointed commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. Her appointment will begin on Nov. 20. You can…

Chicago's bean sculpture in Millennium Park

UIC’s PPMA Department to Offer Fully Online MPA Degree

The Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics (PPMA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is set to offer a fully online option for its highly rated, sought-after, NASPAA-accredited Master of…

David Merriman

Merriman on the 21st Show

Before Governor Pritzker delivered his State of the State speech, Illinois Public Media’s 21st Show was  joined by several academics including David Merriman, professor of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics and interim director…

Nik Theodore

Theodore's CUED Report on Survival Economies Cited

An article about reparations as a counterweight to the “war on drugs” in Nonprofit Quarterly cites Survival Economies: Black Informality in Chicago, a 2021 report by CUED Director Nik Theodore.

Cover of the MCD report, Chicago's New Nature

Chicago’s New Nature: An Ecological Override Plan

The Spring 2023 Studio focused on how a history of natural abundance and recent legal precedents could give way to a rights of nature movement in the Chicago region. The Plan investigates how…