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