University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456,

November 23, 1999 Contact: Jeffron Boynes (312) 413-8702,



Civic, business 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:

  • Population growth and decline
  • Education
  • Suburbanization
  • Health in the region and the environment
  • Economic restructuring



Panelists include:

  • Congressman Danny Davis, Seventh District
  • Cozette Buckney, chief education officer, Chicago Public Schools
  • Thomas Lenz, fellow, Great Cities Institute, UIC
  • William Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Edward Hill, professor and senior research scholar, The Urban Center, Cleveland State University
  • Rosanna Marquez, secretary's representative, HUD
  • Tracy Cross, president, Tracy Cross and Associate



Friday, December 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIC Chicago Illini Union
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 (312) 996-8025.



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