2014 UIC Urban Forum

"The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy"

Tentative Agenda *times subject to change
September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18th

Location: UIC Forum

Time Event Speaker
8:55 AM Morning Plenary Session Begins  
9:00-9:15 AM Welcome Michael Pagano, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, UIC
Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago
9:15-10:30 AM Morning Panel #1: Building livable neighborhoods: Creative destruction or cultural expulsion? Brian Bannon, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
Philip Blackwell, Retired Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple
Robin Steans, Executive Director, Advance Illinois, Steans Family Foundation
Robert Winn, Associate Vice President for Community-Based Practice, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems

Moderated by Niala Boodhoo, WBEZ
10:30-11:00 AM Keynote Address Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner, District 10
Bradwell School for Excellence, Student Presentation of "You Don't Know Us"
11:00 AM-12:15 PM Morning Panel #2: Envisioning smart neighborhoods: "Old school, new school or no school"? Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development, Cook County
Bernita Johnson-Gabriel, Executive Director, Quad Communities Development
Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Isiah Thomas, CEO and Founder, Isiah International, LLC

Moderated by Richard Steele, WBEZ
12:15-1:00 PM Lunch Break  
1:00-2:15 PM Afternoon Discussion #1: Can neighborhood change not displace neighbors? Teresa Córdova, Director, Great Cities Institute, UIC
Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
Marisa Novara, Program Director, Metropolitan Planning Council
Michael Goldberg, Vice President and Executive Director, Heartland Alliance

Moderated by Craig Howard, Director of Community and Economic Development, MacArthur Foundation
1:00-2:15 PM Afternoon Discussion #2: Who can balance a neighborhood's soul against the will of urban capitalism? Jason C. Ervin, Alderman, 28th Ward, Chicago
Alice O'Connor, Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Santa Barbara
Rachel Weber, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, UIC
Tom Tresser, CivicLab

Moderated by Laura Washington, Columnist, Chicago Sun-times, political analyst, ABC 7
2:15-2:30 PM Break  
2:30-3:45 PM Afternoon Discussion #3: How can schools catalyze community change? Victoria Chou, Interim Dean, School of Education, Dominican University
Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University
Cynthia Nambo, Principal of Instituto Justice & Leadership Academy
Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UIC

Moderated by Lorraine Forte, Editor-in-Chief, Catalyst Chicago
2:30-3:45 PM Afternoon Discussion #4: Keeping with your own-Do social institutions help or hinder immigrant communities? Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, UIC
Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund
Michael D. Rodriguez, Executive Director, Enlace Chicago
Nik Theodore, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, UIC

Moderated by Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune
3:45 PM Adjourn  

*Tentative schedule. Times subject to change.