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About the Chicago Futures Initiative

This year we invite you to join us in fundraising for the future of Chicago and UPP! For 50 years, UPP at UIC has educated a diverse student body to face complex urban issues across spatial scales. Our alumni and future students will confront myriad urban challenges, from climate change and environmental justice to persistent inequities in housing and transportation. All underscore the importance of problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches for making better plans and policies.

In celebration of our first 50 years – and in anticipation of the years to come – we’re building The Chicago Futures Initiative, a programmatic and physical space for furthering our commitment to cutting-edge and community-engaged learning and research. Your donation directly invests in leadership, technology, and student success.

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50 Years of UPP

Josh Deth's Commencement Address Heading link

Josh Deth, MUPP, gave the commencement address at the UIC Fall Commencement ceremony held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the UIC Credit Union 1 Arena.

Deth, founder of Revolution Brewery in Chicago, received the 2021 Jim Marek CUPPA Alumni Association Appreciation Award.

Read Josh's Speech

Join us for events throughout our 50th Anniversary year! Heading link