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.