A professor emeritus
at Roosevelt University, de Vise is widely known for his demographic
studies of Chicago. His
local notoriety grew with his book-length study "Chicago's Widening
Color Gap," first published in 1967, in which he proclaimed Chicago
the most segregated city in the nation.
"The Future of
Chicago" is an annual lecture program that promotes public debate
on Chicago issues. The public program, hosted by UIC since 1976, is
organized by Dick Simpson, professor of political science and former
De Vise's lecture
is the 11th in the Chicago Regional Inventory series on 1990 and post-1990
Census data. The Chicago Regional Inventory is a project of the Population
and Demographics Committee of the City Club of Chicago.