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Undergrad major and minors

Applications now accepted for majors in Urban Studies and minors in Urban Studies and GIS.

Friday Forum: August 28 at 12 p.m.

Gerald Adelman of Openlands on a 'Web of Green' connecting neighborhoods to a metropolitan network of greenways and larger landscapes.

UPP in the news

Associate Professor Janet Smith was quoted by Chicagoist on gentrification in Humboldt Park and Logan Square along the new 606 trail.

Open Houses, Events & Calendar


Phil Ashton, PhD
Associate Professor

Professor Ashton's paper “The Evolving Juridical Space of Harm/Value: Remedial Powers in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, in the December 2014 issue of Journal of Economic Issues that was selected by the editors as “Outstanding Article of 2014.” The paper focuses on the recent wave of litigation against large subprime mortgage lenders. Phil completed the paper while a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation. Check Phil's faculty profile for more information.

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