Great Cities Institute

Findings From The Great Cities Institute Featured In Tribune

Findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute survey, commissioned and released by the nonprofit organization Manufacturing Renaissance, are featured in a Chicago Tribune story looking at how, and if, family-owned manufacturing companies in Chicago’s six collar…

Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber Interviewed By City Road Podcast

Rachel Weber, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of UPP, was recently interviewed in a City Road Podcast during which she discusses her new book From Boom to Bubble about Chicago’s “Milennial Boom”. Weber debunks the…

Prof Merriman Quoted on Tax Breaks in Article

A Worcester Business Journal article on municipalities giving tax breaks to keep businesses local and spur economic growth includes comments from David Merriman, James J. Stukel Presidential Professor in the College of Urban…


Dr. Faith Kares Name Associate Director Of IRRPP

IRRPP is pleased to welcome Dr. Faith Kares as an Associate Director of the institute. Dr. Kares brings a strong portfolio to the institute that combines both professional work experiences and academic research.…

Paul Vallas

Amanda Kass Quoted In Paul Vallas Fact Check

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story assessing claims by Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas that Chicago Public Schools was a financially healthier organization under his leadership includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director…

Chicago Transportation Rails

UTC's Steve Schlickman Quoted In 2019 Transportation Projection

In the Daily Herald’s 2019 transportation projection, former UTC Director, Steve Schlickman, predicts that Governor-Elect Pritzker will hit the ground running with a major capital funding initiative. Schlickman states that Pritzker’s “proposal will likely…

Protesters In Pilsen

Great Cities Institute Research Cited In Sun-Times

Findings from the UIC Great Cities Institute’s 2017 Pilsen Quality-of-Life Plan are cited in a Chicago Sun-Times story about a networking seminar for developers and real estate brokers that was held in Pilsen.

Daley Fact Check

Amanda Kass Comments On Daley's Property Tax Freeze

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story on Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley’s pledge to freeze property taxes includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, who…

P.S. Sriraj

Dr. P.S. Sriraj Interviewed By CBS

Dr. P.S. Sriraj, Director of the Urban Transportation Center, was interviewed by Vince Gerosale, reporter for WBBM-TV Channel 2 News, for a report on the recent news that completion of the Byrne Circle…