Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

GCI Special Event


"The Next Metro Economy: Confronting the Persistent Challenges of Cities"

Presented By:
UIC's Great Cities Institute and
the London School of Economics

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cities are engines of economic growth and sites of research and innovation. However, extreme inequality, socioeconomic and racial segregation, and high incarceration rates often complicate and contradict urban economic performance. The panel will focus on establishing if metropolitan economic policies and institutions can be designed to encourage labor market attachment, decarceration, employment pathways, neighborhood reinvestment, and public service improvement.

Please join us over lunch in a free-flowing and lively discussion addressing the issue of how a sustainable, global, and productive metro economy has the potential to lessen the material and social inequalities of vulnerable households and neighborhoods.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, Room 302
750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP By December 1, and for more information: (312) 996-8874 or

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