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IN THE NEWS
CUPPA's Center for Urban Economic Development reports UIC's benefit to Illinois at $4 billion per year.
UIC offers new bachelor's degree in public policy: Beginning in fall 2015, students may enroll in the public policy B.A. program in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
WBEZ quotes Rachel Weber, associate professor of urban planning, on community benefit agreements such as the one South Siders seek for the Obama library. Weber defines a CBA as a binding agreement by a developer to implement specific community benefits as part of a large project. She says they are rare in Chicago, where the city government relies on tax increment financing for such benefits.
MUPPs Eduardo Munoz and Curtis Witek were part of the 1st place team winning a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency competition on storm water management.
The Chicago Sun-Times quoted David Merriman, professor of public administration and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, on the many funds in Illinois' budget.
Allyson Holbrook, associate professor in the Department of Public Administration, was recently elected as the Associate Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).