Grantee Profile

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Grants to University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

  • $100,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago hosts the UIC Urban Forum, an annual event to advance a national and global dialogue about the urban future. UIC convenes public, private, and non-profit leaders to discuss, analyze, and propose pragmatic solutions to enhance the lives of city-dwellers; and disseminates the policy options, recommendations, and best practices generated. The Forum will use this grant to commission five white papers that will inform the discussion at the 2014-2017 events; a book of each year’s white papers; and a synopsis of the panel discussions and recommendations.

  • $50,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is a nationally-recognized innovator in education, research, and engagement in support of the nation’s cities and metropolitan areas, and hosts the UIC Urban Forum, an annual event that convenes public, private, and non-profit leaders to discuss, analyze, and propose pragmatic solutions to enhance the lives of city-dwellers. This year’s theme is "Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions." This grant funds five white papers that will inform the discussion at the event, and a subvention for the publication in a book of the white papers and a synopsis of the panel discussions and recommendations.

  • $50,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is a national leader in research, university-community engagement, policy analysis, and profession-based graduate programs that support the nation's cities and metropolitan areas. It will use this grant to support a research roundtable that brings together a diverse group of scholars and researchers to discuss methods of evaluating information technology investments in urban neighborhoods, and publish a collection of papers that will inform future evaluations and research projects. Dr. Karen Mossberger, Professor of Public Administration at UIC, will lead the team and coordinate and facilitate the roundtable.

  • $165,500

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To evaluate foreclosed property reclamation efforts in Chicago neighborhoods (over three years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To research SmartChicago, a program to extend Internet access in five Chicago neighborhoods (over four years).

  • $75,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support practitioner participation in a graduate-level certificate program on urban development.

  • $50,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a regional interdependence conference organized by the Great Cities Institute, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and the Brookings Institution's Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy.

  • $11,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support two fellowships in urban policy through the policy development division of the Mayor's Office.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs $801,500 between 1978 and 2016.

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