Urban Network is now UChicago Urban

Since its founding in 2012, the Urban Network has worked to connect and promote the work of urban scholars across the university.  Starting today, this work will continue under the name of UChicago Urban, a Provost-level initiative to bridge the university’s urban scholarship, practice and engagement.  

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David Schalliol Comes to the Urban Workshop

On March 1st, the Urban Workshop welcomes UChicago Sociology alum and Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College, David Schalliol.  Schalliol will be presenting his emerging research in "Neighborhood Organizing Without an Organization: How Public Traumas Influence Community Cohesion and Support"

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Final Report on November, 2015's City-Cité Colloquium

Last November's City-Cité Colloquium successfully brought together scholars, policymakers, and local activists & stakeholders from France and Chicago to facilitate fresh debate about – and imagine new solutions to – pressing problems faced by cities in France and the US today.  Click here to download the final report on the convening by the France Chicago Center.

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Missed "Integrating the Inner City" with WBEZ's Natalie Moore?

Video of the Urban Network's event with Rob Chaskin, Mark Joseph, the National Public Housing Museum, and WBEZ's Natalie Moore is now up on our youtube channel.  For photos from the event, click here.  

To find out about more free, engaging events about the university's wide range of urban research, please join our email list.

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Urban Network Cosponsors "After the Plan: What Happened to Public Housing Families?"

On Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, join UChicago PhD candidate Amy Khare, Northwestern University's Mary Patillo, and the National Public Housing Museum in a conversation about the displacement of families in the wake of the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation.

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Ci3 Launches Digital Storytelling Research Project in India

The Urban Network affiliated Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago will receive a $1 million, 2-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Share Your Research at the Urban Workshop

The Urban Workshop is seeking submissions for the Winter and Spring quarters.  We will accept any submissions for scholarly research around urban environments: past topics have included research on gentrification, architecture and design, history of theater districts, low-income housing, urban poverty, street art, and many, many other topics.

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The Science of Learning Center Welcomes Angela Duckworth, November 16th

In celebration of the launch of the UChicago Science of Learning Center, Angela Duckworth, PhD. Professor Duckworth will discuss her groundbreaking research on "grit," the tendency to pursue challenging goals over years with perseverance and passion.

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City-Cité Examines Discrimination and Inequity in the Modern Metropolis

Scholars from the University of Chicago’s Urban Network and their colleagues from France and other U.S. institutions will take a comparative look at arts, activity, race, and policy in two contrasting nations. 

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Congratulations to the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge Winners

Timothy Knowles, the Pritzker Director of Urban Labs, announced yesterday the winners of $2.15 million in Innovation Challenge grants from the UChicago Health, Poverty and Energy & Environment Labs. The winners have proposed innovative solutions to challenging urban policy problems.

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Emily Talen Explores New Urbanism

On Monday, October 12th, at 4:30pm, the Dean's Office of the Division of the Social Sciences welcomes Emily Talen from Arizona State University, who will be speaking on "walkable diversity."  Talen was a visiting professor with the Committee on Geographical Studies here in 2014 and the curator of the Urban Network-sponsored exhibit "Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban I

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Urban Network Sponsors Chicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle Tour

The Urban Network is sponsoring the University of Chicago’s Campus Edges Shuttle Tour which will run on select weekends during the Chicago Architectural Biennial, visiting various sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around the University's Hyde Park campus.

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Ci3's New Lab on Storytelling Lands in India

One of UChicago's most innovative, interdisciplinary urban research projects, Ci3, traveled to India last week to build upon its storytelling initiatives in public health.  On Friday, Aug. 28, staff from the Center on Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at UChicago headed for The University of Chicago Center in Delhi to gather more information for Ci3’s new lab dedicated to storytelling.

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Propose an Urban Forum for 2015-2016

The Urban Network invites proposals for its 2015-2016 Urban Forums series. To apply, download the full RFP here.  Proposals must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, October 9th, 2015.

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Welcome new Urban Network Doctoral Fellows for 2015-2016

The Urban Network welcomes its new doctoral fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Fellows meet twice a month for one year for informal presentation and discussion of their works in progress.  At the end of the year, fellows are awarded $750 for conference expenses, in order to present the work they've developed during the fellowship year.

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2015 Urban Network Forum focuses on how mega-events shape cities

Conference examines effects of 2014 World Cup, 2016 Olympics in Brazil

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Brazil Is Coming to Chicago

Next weekend, the Urban Network will host 23 presenters at the Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil conference, including our own faculty affiliates Brodwyn Fischer, Rob Chaskin, Loren Kruger, and Urban Network scholar Aiala Levy.

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Ten Days til Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil

There are only ten days until the Urban Network's 2015 Urban Forum, Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil.  The conference is bringing experts from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, London, Princeton University, and Brown University, to name a few, to discuss Brazil's cities and the ways in which spectacle - from Olympic bids to favela tours - are affecting urban identity, practice, and policy.  

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Welcome Anne Dodge to the Urban Network

Anne Dodge joined the Urban Network as the new Program Director in April, 2015.  Anne has a background in urban planning, non-profit management and the arts, and she most recently worked as an instructor in the Harris School, teaching a graduate seminar about creative placemaking as an emerging cultural policy and practice.

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