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Nik Theodore Quoted In American Prospect Stories

Nik Theodore was quoted in two stories in The American Prospect exploring issues impacting workers and unions. Theodore states that, although the worker center movement has made strides, it’s only the beginning. Read…

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Dean Pagano Comments On COVID Relief Funds

In a Crain’s Chicago Business story on the potential impact of $2 billion in federal COVID-19 rescue funds for Chicago includes comments from Michael Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning…


Kate Lowe Featured As A Panelist On Chicago Tonight

Kate Lowe, UIC associate professor of urban planning and policy, joined WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” for a panel discussion on public transit’s post-pandemic future. Watch the segment and read a related online story at: https://go.news.uic.edu/2021471

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Kate Lowe Discusses Declining Transit Ridership

The National Interest magazine quotes Kate Lowe, UIC associate professor of urban planning and policy, in a story on declining ridership and revenue facing the nation’s transit agencies, particularly the Washington’s Metro system, due…

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Assessing Trends in Digital Technologies in Cities

As digital technologies continue to remake urban planning and its engagement with the city, planners themselves must remain thoughtful about how these tools change and aid their work. Of course, the increasing datafication…

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Kate Lowe Discusses Amazon Facilities In Chicago

A Streetsblog Chicago story recapping discussions of new Amazon facilities in Chicago held during a recent South Side transportation summit includes perspectives from event panelist Kate Lowe, UIC associate professor of urban planning…