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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…

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.

White stone building serving as the Court House in London, Ontario

CUED Cited in London Free Press

The London Free Press cited the Center for Urban Economic Development’s (CUED) 2023 report, “Pain Points: Data on Work Intensity, Monitoring, and Health at Amazon’s Warehouses,” in an article about warehouse worker safety in…

Two portrait photos of Sean Haran and Sylvia Waechter

Two CUPPA Students Receive Gilman Scholarship

Two undergraduate students from the UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs have been awarded U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad. Four total UIC recipients overall are among…