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Apr 10 2024

UIC Urban Forum 2024 on Urban Futures

Annual Event Designed to Advance the Dialogue About the Future of Urban Communities.

April 10, 2024

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM


UIC Student Center East


750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607



Annual event hosted by UIC and CUPPA to address the future of urban communities

Watch for links to video recordings of the 2024 UIC Urban Forum.

When the UIC Department of Urban Planning and Policy was founded in 1973, Chicago was a very different city. What will the next 50 years bring, and how will Chicago confront the challenges of climate change, growing income inequality and health disparities? How will a multicultural, globally-connected and polarized city with a rich legacy of city planning and architectural vernacular embrace future uncertainty? How will its population and built environment shape and be shaped by employment trends, migration patterns and environmental threats? Which neighborhoods will experience growth and which will decline?

The UIC Urban Forum has a history of deliberating important questions facing today’s cities. Join us for the 2024 event where leaders from the city’s planning, policy, nonprofit and arts communities will share bold visions for Chicago’s future.

As a major research university in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is truly a global institution. As such, UIC has taken a lead role in convening scholars, public intellectuals, policymakers and elected officials to discuss, analyze and propose pragmatic and innovative solutions that will enhance the lives of city-dwellers around the globe.

The UIC Urban Forum has evolved over the years. Its roots date back to 1995, when the first Forum was convened under the direction of UIC’s Great Cities Institute. In 2005, and for the following five years, UIC partnered with the City of Chicago and the Daley Family to host what was then called the UIC Richard J. Daley Urban Forum. Now, under the direction of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), the UIC Urban Forum will continue the tradition of hosting a national event designed to advance the dialogue about the future of urban communities.

The focus of the 2024 Urban Forum will be Urban Futures.

Visit this link to lean about featured speakers.

Photos from the event are now available on our web site under the 2024 tab.  Please fill out the event survey  to provide feedback on the 2024 Urban Forum.

For more information:


Call (312) 413-8088



Jennifer Sweeney

Date posted

Dec 11, 2023

Date updated

Apr 18, 2024