Apr 23 2018

Retirement Reception Honoring David C. Perry, Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

April 23, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


2850 UH


University Hall, Room 2850, Chicago, IL 60612



On behalf of Professor Zorica Nedovic-Budic, Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Policy, and Dean Michael Pagano of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, you are invited to join us to celebrate the career achievements of Professor David Perry on the occasion of his retirement. This celebration will take place on Monday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in the UIC boardroom, 2850 University Hall (corner Harrison and Morgan).

Professor Perry served for almost 12 years as Director of the Great Cities Institute at UIC and as the Associate Chancellor for the university’s Great Cities Commitment. Professor Perry received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and went on to teach in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin and chaired the Urban Planning Program at the University at Buffalo. He also held the visiting Albert A. Levin Chair at Cleveland State University and was a senior faculty fellow of the State University of New York’s Rockefeller Institute.

Perry is the author or editor of over a dozen books and over 150 articles, book chapters and reports on urban “anchor” institutions, urban and regional economic development policy, race, politics and urban violence, contested cities, public infrastructure and the production of urban space. Professor Perry's work has also appeared in such non-academic places as The New York Times, The Nation, and Metropolis magazine.

Along with his extensive accomplishments, Professor Perry is an equally experienced policy practitioner having worked with numerous community partners and having served on national and local public boards and commissions, including Chicago’s Zoning Reform Commission, the Urban Land Institute’s National Public Infrastructure Committee, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Rudy Bruner National Award Selection Committee, the National Task Force on Anchor Institutions and the Strengthening Communities Strand of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities of the Association of Public Land Grant Universities.

In addition to his extensive accomplishments in research and service, Professor Perry has helped to nurture subsequent generations of scholars through his teaching. In addition to his appointment as Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC, he also holds appointments as Professor of Political Science and Professor of Public Administration.

Please join us to celebrate Professor Perry's illustrious career. RSVP by clicking the registration button!



Ann K. Barnds

Date posted

Apr 5, 2018

Date updated

Apr 16, 2018