of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.uic.edu/depts/paff
HOSTS URBAN SPRAWL SYMPOSIUM
Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative,
presents the area's foremost symposium on urban sprawl. More than
100 transportation, planning and development professionals, students
and academics will meet to address and debate issues surrounding the
"spread" of low-density, urban populations into areas outlying a city
recognized experts will offer their perspectives on the use of open
Ewing - renowned expert on growth management, traffic management
and community development
Gordon - author of publications addressing problems of new urbanism
as well as coeditor of the forthcoming book "Voluntary Cities"
Wiewel, dean of UIC's College of Business Administration and
professor of urban planning and policy, who will also be the featured
9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)
Chicago Circle Center 750 S. Halsted St.
Is urban sprawl
an efficient use of our land resources? This is a question that
has been addressed for several years to which there is no easy answer.
Some experts see sprawl as bad, while others see it as mearly just
a sign of progress.
sprawl eats up open space and farmland. But to what degree does
it contribute to congestion on the areas' transportation networks?