About UAF 2019

The Urban America Forward program is a partnership between the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, School of Social Service Administration and Harris School of Public Policy. Urban America Forward marries a racial equity framework with evidence-informed urban policy and practice.

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View the highlight video from the 2019 Urban America Forward: Equity Solutions in Place Conference.

Urban America Forward 2019: Equity Solutions in Place

Building upon a strong foundation of identifying practices and policies to promote equity in urban settings, the 2019 Urban America Forward: Equity Solutions in Place conference leveraged the University of Chicago’s research strengths, convening power, and partnerships to examine emerging practices in place-based work to further inclusive growth.

The two-day Urban America Forward: Equity Solutions in Place conference provided a platform for community leaders in the city of Chicago and cities across the country to share learnings and knowledge related to place-based approaches for improving racial equity and economic inclusion in urban communities. The program centered on strategies and tactics that engage local leaders as the architects of change and that leverage the unique history, culture, civil leadership, institutions, and other core community capacities in a variety of urban contexts to achieve transformational community-wide outcomes.

Equity Solutions in Place Themes

Leading transformational equity practice in cities

Being a partner to community driven solutions

Improving capital flow to disinvested neighborhoods

Federal and state support for economic inclusion

Bringing business to the table

Inspiring Transformation
Urban America Forward
Equity Solutions in Place
Rip Rapson
Anika Goss Foster
Artie Padilla
Asali Devan Ecclesiastes
Ed Smith
Ellis Carr
Gretchen Moore
Jennifer Owens
Kurt Sommer
Michael Jeans
Tawanna Black
Urban America Forward 2019:
Equity Solutions in Place Summary Report
Urban America Forward 2019 Summary Report
Report

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Summary Report