2024 UIC Urban Forum: “Chicago Futures”


Event details

Date/Time Wed, Apr 10 @ 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607
Admission Free - $25

Event description

WBEZ is a media sponsor of The University of Illinois Chicago. 

The University of Illinois Chicago’s 2024 Urban Forum, titled “Chicago Futures,” will deliver various issues and uncertainties facing the city and consider Chicago’s next 50 years and how the city can confront the most pressing problems in planning, economics, climate and neighborhoods. When the UIC Department of Urban Planning and Policy was founded in1973, Chicago was a very different city. What will the next 50 years bring, and how will Chicago confront the challenges of climate change, growing income inequality and health disparities? How will a multicultural, globally-connected and polarized city with a rich legacy of city planning and architectural vernacular embrace future uncertainty? How will its population and built environment shape and be shaped by employment trends, migration patterns and environmental threats? Which neighborhoods will experience growth and which will decline?

The 2024 UIC Urban Forum will feature expert panels to share bold visions for Chicago’s future. Doors open on Wednesday, April 10 at 12 p.m. All attendees must register online prior to the forum. For complete details including agenda, list of speakers and to register your attendance, visit urbanforum.uic.edu