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ON URBAN SPRAWL, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING
in the field of urban transportation will discuss urban sprawl,
transportation and housing issues at a symposium organized by the
University of Illinois at Chicago's Urban Transportation Center.
last dozen years, the Chicago area has had the greatest increase
in homeownership rates nationally," said Siim Sööt, research professor
in the center and a symposium speaker. "This has contributed to
sprawl. However, demographic changes are reducing the rate of sprawl.
Transportation systems play only a secondary role in these trends."
the broader context for sprawl as an urban issue, researchers will
explore the interaction between transportation and housing and their
roles in urban sprawl.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hotel at University Village
625 S. Ashland Ave.
local issues that are affected by sprawl, including aging populations,
travel, affordable housing and housing near the workplace, will
be examined during the conference.
is open to the public. Fee is $50; students pay $25. A full
agenda, complete list of presenters and registration information
are available online.
The Urban Transportation
Center is part of the university's Great Cities commitment. Through
Great Cities, UIC engages with civic, community, corporate and government
partners to discover solutions to challenges facing cities, improve
the quality of life in urban environments and share new knowledge
on urban issues with the Chicago metropolitan area and cities around