OF MIDWESTERN CITIES EXAMINED AT UIC FORUM
and government leaders, and researchers converge on the UIC campus
for a one-day forum to examine the trends and changes of Midwestern
cities at the Seventh Annual Great Cities Winter Forum "Midwestern
Cities: Resurgence in the Rustbelt?"
The Great Cities
Winter Forum is a series of panel presentations and breakout discussions
at which experts come together to reflect on what "resurgence" means
for cities in particular, and the region more generally. In order
to adequately capture the range of this discussion, the forum is
organized into the following areas:
growth and decline
- Health in
the region and the environment
Danny Davis, Seventh District
Buckney, chief education officer, Chicago Public Schools
Lenz, fellow, Great Cities Institute, UIC
Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Edward Hill,
professor and senior research scholar, The Urban Center, Cleveland
Marquez, secretary's representative, HUD
- Tracy Cross,
president, Tracy Cross and Associate
3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
828 S. Wolcott Ave.
Is there a
true resurgence in the Midwest? What are the indicators of resurgence
in the Midwest, and how do they manifest in cities? The forum's
goal is to examine and assess the extent and nature of economic,
education and social changes sweeping the region.
The forum is
hosted by the UIC Great Cities Institute as part of UIC's metropolitan
commitment. Through Great Cities, UIC directs teaching, research
and service to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Chicago.
The event is
cosponsored by Richard G. & Carole J. Cline Endowment, Bank One
Corporation and Peoples Energy. For registration information, call