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UIC CUPPA Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

UIC CUPPA programs are ranked among the nation’s best! U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools rankings for 2020 report on the following CUPPA programs: Urban Planning & Policy #3, Public Finance/ Budgeting #12, Local…

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Teresa Cordova Interviewed By CBS 2

CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) interviewed Teresa Córdova, Director of the Great Cities Institute and Professor of UPP, in a segment related to a Brookings Institution report on millennial migration figures for major U.S. cities. According to the report,…

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Four UIC Students Receive Krambles Transportation Scholarship Award

Congratulations to these four UIC students on receiving 2018 Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards! Recipients include Anthony Misiak (CUPPA), Sudheer Ballare (College of Engineering), Emma Chapman (College of Business), and Ali Shamshiripour (College of…

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MUPP Student Dan La Spata Wins Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Race

Longtime community organizer, public policy professional and Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy student, Daniel La Spata won a decisive victory in the 1st Ward Alderman race, capturing 61 percent of the vote to Moreno’s…

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GCI's Beth Gutelius Weighs In On Amazon Expansion

The New York Times quotes Beth Gutelius, a senior research specialist at UIC’s Great Cities Institute, in a story on Amazon’s expansion and the company’s mixed success with building community relationships. “People think…

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Teresa Cordova Interviewed By NPR & WBUR-FM’s “Here and Now”

Teresa Córdova, Director of the Great Cities Institute and Professor of UPP, is interviewed by NPR & WBUR-FM’s “Here and Now” in a story on Chicago’s declining African-American population. The segment’s audio and a related online…

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UPP's Kate Lowe Interviewed By CBS 2

CBS 2 interviewed Kate Lowe, UIC assistant professor of urban planning and policy, for a story on the risks that pedestrians and drivers face due to dark or faded traffic signals. https://cbsloc.al/2GLEPiZ

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Rachel Weber Quoted In South Side Weekly

South Side Weekly quotes Rachel Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy, and Kate Lowe, UIC assistant professor of urban planning and policy, in a story examining an empty city lot in…

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UPP's Tom Smith Quoted In Crain's

Crain’s Chicago Business quotes Tom Smith, Adjunct Lecturer in UPP, in a story on the power aldermen wield over their ward’s zoning approvals and changes. “We have a lot of irrational downzonings. They’re just reactive,”…