UPP News

UPP Prof Betancur on Declining Hispanic Population in Pilsen

A 2016 study from Urban Planning and Policy Professor John Betancur detailed the Pilsen neighborhood’s declining Hispanic population in Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s covered a proposed 30-story apartment tower addition to a property in…

UPP Prof Rachel Weber on "Blight Fighting"

Rachel Weber, professor of urban planning and policy, is interviewed in a Crain’s Chicago Business investigative story on “blight-fighting” TIF funds being diverted to pay for Navy Pier renovations. http://bit.ly/2uhNyCg (subscription may be required)

UPP Student Michael Harris Quoted on NextCity.org

Michael Harris, President of the Society of Black Urban Planners (UIC), was quoted in an article titled Chicago Programs Aim to Lead Minority Youth to City Planning on Nextcity.org. You can read the article…

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UPP's Drucker Receives UIC Teaching Recognition Award

UPP Associate Professor Josh Drucker received the 2016-17 Teaching Recognition Award at UIC. The TRP is UIC’s only campus-wide, self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program. It recognizes the teaching excellence of faculty at any of…

Zellner Receives Inaugural APA Academic Tech Innovators Grant

UPP Assoc. Prof. Moira Zellner is the recipient of the American Planning Association (APA) inaugural Academic Tech Innovators Grant. Zellner’s UIC team will demonstrate green infrastructure participatory planning for stormwater management in the Tech Zone at APA’s National Planning…

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UPP Prof Rachel Weber Receives 2017 Best Book Award

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 19-22, 2017. During the conference, awards were…