2015 UIC Urban Forum

"Remaking the Urban Social Contract: Health, Energy and the Environment"

Draft Agenda *times subject to change

Thursday, September 17th

Location: UIC Forum

Time Panel Speakers
9:00-9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks
  • Michael D. Amiridis, Chancellor
  • Timothy Killeen, President, University of Illinois
9:15-10:30 AM Morning Session #1:
Re-balancing the Scales: a New Social Contract for Health, Energy and the Environment
Panelists: Moderator: Natalie Moore, Reporter, WBEZ
10:30-10:45 AM Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session #2:
The Great Lakes: At the Crossroads of Health, Energy and the Environment
Panelists: Moderator: Shannon Heffernan, Reporter/Producer, WBEZ
12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH  
1:00-2:15 PM Afternoon Session #1:
Healthcare: Right or Privilege?
  • William Kling, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Emily Stiehl, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Policy Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Norbert Riedel, President and CEO, Naurex
  • Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderator: Julie Morita, M.D., Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
1:00-2:15 PM Afternoon Session #2:
Smart Cities: Is it easy to be green?
  • John Edel, The Plant
  • Anthony Townsend, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Planning, New York University and Research Director at the Institute for the Future
  • Moira Zellner, Associate Professor, Department of Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Moderator: Elizabeth A. Kocs, PhD, Director of Programming and Outreach, The Energy Initiative
2:30-3:45 PM Afternoon Session #3:
Energy Networks: How do we Power a City?
Panelists: Moderator: John Flavin, Executive Director, Chicago Innovation Exchange
2:30-3:45 PM Afternoon Session #4:
Private/Public Partnerships: Back to the Future?
  • David McDonald, Professor and Head of Global Developmental Studies, Queen's University
  • Dennis Judd, Professor and Department Head, Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Heather Alderman, President, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
Moderator: Peter Skosey, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council
4:00-4:30 PM Closing Keynote: "Healthy, Sustainable and Vibrant Urban Environments — Can We Engage Residents?"
  • Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
  • Joseph Hoereth, Director, Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE)

*Tentative schedule. Times subject to change.