UIC hosts the 2014 UIC Urban Forum: The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:45am – 5:00pm

Event Info


Tickets are $25 for the general public. Admission is free for all faculty and students within the six-county region. Bring a school ID for free admission. Advanced registration is required: UICUrbanForum.org.


UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd.





Co-chairs—Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board

Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago

Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Metropolitan regions are a complex web of people, businesses, and capital.  The welfare and resilience of cities reflect their core building blocks, namely, their neighborhoods. Investments in people and firms at the neighborhood level—from micro-enterprises to factories, from social spaces for collective and social action to private facilities, from affordable housing and safety to gated communities, from accessible jobs and transportation to opportunities for growth and development, from neighborhood public schools to cooperative, charter and private education—reflect contested and diffuse paths to enhancing the quality of life. 

The 2014 UIC Urban Forum will engage policymakers, researchers, and citizens in a dynamic discussion about the role neighborhoods can and do play in building strong, livable urban regions.

Doors open at 8 a.m.  All attendees must pre-register online. For the agenda, list of speakers, and to register, visit UICUrbanForum.org.