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May 20, 2004 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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University of Chicago President and incoming Humanities Dean discuss future of Community Development in Chicago

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March 22 press release
 

On April 9 and 10, 2004, the University of Chicago hosted a conference entitled Cityspace: The Past of Urban Renewal and the Future of Community Development. The conference aimed to bring together a large and diverse audience interested in joining a conversation about the aims of today’s community development projects. In order to understand more fully the obstacles facing Chicago communities today, prominent speakers examined the legacy of urban renewal as the starting point for a discussion about public policy, community initiatives and individual concerns about how Chicago is changing. The conference combined perspectives of both scholars and community activists and practitioners to uncover new and exciting ways of tackling the persistent challenges of racial and economic integration, access to knowledge, affordable housing and community revitalization.

realvideo, click to download On Friday, April 9, Danielle Allen, Professor in the Departments of Classics, Political Science, and the Committee of Social Thought, and incoming dean of the Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago presented opening remarks in the International House Assembly Hall

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realvideo, click to download On Saturday, April 10, Pres. Don Randel spoke on “The State of the University in the Community,” in the International House Assembly Hall

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