Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

GCI Special Event


"New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward."

Claude Gruen
Gruen Gruen + Associates

Friday, October 1, 2010

The recent recession is one result of how local planning laws and practices have stifled competition, discouraged innovation, and artificially pushed up prices in America’s most economically vibrant regions. In his most recent book, New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward, economist and consultant Claude Gruen unravels the story behind how these unintended consequences have resulted from the evolution of local zoning, growth controls, and laws intended to increase housing affordability. His talk at GCI will explore thirteen changes to policies at the federal, state, and local levels to provide better and less expensive urban housing, desirable neighborhoods, and thriving workplaces across the country.


Great Cities Institute, Suite 400 CUPPA Hall
412 South Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP Appreciated, and for more information: (312) 996-8874 or