Welcome Anne Dodge to the Urban Network
Anne Dodge joined the Urban Network as the new Program Director in April, 2015. Anne has a background in urban plannng, non-profit management and the arts, and she most recently worked as an instructor in the Harris School, teaching a graduate seminar about creative placemaking as an emerging cultural policy and practice.
All Out in the Streets Photos & Recap
The University of Chicago's most recent conference, All Out in the Streets: The American City and Photographic Media, 1960-1980, took place from November 20-22, 2014. Distinguished scholars from across the country came together for a three-day symposium to discuss the representation of architecture and urban spaces in photographs and other media.
University of Chicago Launches Civic Leadership Academy
The University of Chicago recently announced the launch of the Civic Leadership Academy, a development program targeting rising professionals in nonprofit organizations and local government agencies within the city of Chicago and Cook County. Over the course of six months, the Civic Leadership Academy will teach a cohort of participants how to think broadly, rigorously, and practically through coursework designed around cutting-edge approaches to common challenges faced by public service leaders in the 21st
The 2014 Urban Forums: A Video Recap
At the 2014 Urban Forums a who’s who of urban scholars and experts shared the latest research in neighborhood history, culture, and design. If you missed any of this year’s panels, you can watch them below. Learn why neighborhood matters today and what it means for the future.
From Hyperpolicing to Housing
The evolving approach to cleaning up LA’s Skid Row offers clues to solving chronic homelessness.
By Heidi Moore | For decades, LA’s Skid Row has epitomized the problem of homelessness in the United States. Once a hub for day laborers in the late 19th century, the 50-block area now sustains one of the country’s largest concentrations of homeless people.
The Recession and Public Funding for the Arts in 13 Cities
Did cities that rely on state funding for the arts suffer more during the recession than those that rely on local (city) sources of funding?