The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Alumni Association

Proudly presents the first installment in the 2004 Spring Speakers Series:


Changing Neighborhoods -- Changing Schools 

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

TIME           Registration starting at 5:30pm, panel discussion beginning at 6pm,

followed by question and answer session

LOCATION South Loop School Auditorium

1212 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60605 



David O. Stovall, Assistant Professor, Policy Studies, UIC College of Education; Faculty Fellow, UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy



Pauline Lipman, Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, DePaul University; Director of the DePaul University Institute for Teacher Development and Research

Celia Gonzalez Lozano, Project Director, Telpochcalli Community Education Project

Stanley Merriwether, Chief of Staff, Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
Janet Smith, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Faculty Affiliate to the UIC Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement



Chicago’s neighborhoods are experiencing dramatic change. The Chicago Housing Authority Transformation Plan, non-profit and private redevelopment, redevelopment spurred by Tax Increment Financing, and continuing gentrification are all having profound impacts on land use patterns, population density, community demographics, and our schools.  School planning and community development need to be fully integrated, taking into account school populations, design, siting, sizing, overcrowding relief, and future life of school facilities.


Schools are anchors and hubs of community life, vital public assets for our families and neighborhoods.  One size will not fit all when it comes to planning our schools in the context of our communities.  An open and strategic planning process is needed to assure solutions that meet all of our communities’ diverse needs.


The panel will address these issues of changing communities and changing schools and how planners, public administrators, and the community can plan for schools as a tool of true community revitalization and improvement of quality of life in all neighborhoods.


Registration Fee:


Alumni Association members*-$5


*Current members of the CUPPA Alumni Association.  Non-members who join while registering for the event receive a special discount on admission, Please call or e-mail for details

For more information or to register,

please contact Cathy Sanders at or 312.996.2161.

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This is the first panel discussion in the three-part CUPPA Alumni Association Annual Spring Speaker Series.  Subsequent panels will be held on March 30 (Improving the Environment) and April 20 (Better Development) at the Prairie Avenue Bookshop (418 South Wabash).