Place-Based Redevelopment Strategies: The Case of the Reclaiming Southwest Chicago Campaign

Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: 
Gleacher Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

Norma R. de Yagcier:  ndeyagci@uchicago.edu

Kreisman Housing Initiative - April 2017 Gleacher Breakfast Panel

                

Please join us for this breakfast and presentation on "Place-Based Redevelopment Strategies: The Case of the Reclaiming Southwest Chicago Campaign"

April 17, 2017
8:00 AM – Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Panel

Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Room 208

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, please visit http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/37992/Kreisman.

Jeff Leslie (Moderator)
Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, Clinical Professor of Law, Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative, Co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, and Faculty Director of Curriculum.

Jeff Leslie graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the Law School, he was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago Department of Law, where he worked on affordable housing and economic development transactions. He is the Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative Clinic, representing community-based affordable housing developers, and teaches courses in commercial real estate, affordable housing law and policy, negotiations, and transactional lawyering skills. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of Curriculum and as Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning. 

Jeff Bartow
Executive Director, Southwest Organizing Project

Jeff has been organizing in the Chicago metropolitan area since 1989, after spending 10 years organizing in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff has been a resident of Southwest Chicago since 1992. He joined SWOP as Executive Director in September 2002. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of SWOP, he served as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Leadership Project of Cicero, Berwyn and Stickney for nearly a decade.

Susan J. Popkin, PhD
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Susan Popkin is a senior fellow and director of the Neighborhoods and Youth Development initiative in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. A nationally recognized expert on public and assisted housing, Popkin directs a research program that focuses on the ways neighborhood environments affect outcomes for youth and on assessing comprehensive community-based interventions. A particular focus is gender differences in neighborhood effects and improving outcomes for marginalized girls.

Popkin’s current projects include the multisite HOST demonstration, which is testing two-generation service models for vulnerable families in public and assisted housing while creating a network of housing providers seeking to use housing as a platform for services; PASS, a community-based participatory research effort to develop strategies to promote sexual health and safety for adolescents and reduce coercive and risky behavior; the evaluation of the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative; and the evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family-Centered Community Change Initiative.

Popkin is the coauthor of the award-winning Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty, lead author of The Hidden War: Crime and the Tragedy of Public Housing in Chicago, and coauthor of Public Housing Transformation: The Legacy of Segregation.

Amir Sufi, PhD
Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Amir Sufi is the Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He serves as an associate editor for the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Professor Sufi's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. He has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on household debt and the economy has been profiled in the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. It has also been presented to policy-makers at the Federal Reserve, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors. This research forms the basis of his book co-authored with Atif Mian: House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014.

Sufi graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2005.

PARKING

Parking is available free of charge at the lot at 201 E Illinois. Enter the lot, located at the intersection of Lower Illinois and St. Clair, from either the Lower Illinois or St. Clair entrance. Take a ticket from the machine as you enter the lot, and pick up a validation sticker as you check in for the panel event. The sticker will allow you to exit the lot free of charge following the event. You may find this map of parking lots surrounding the Gleacher Center helpful. The 201 E Illinois lot is marked with a "4" on page two of the map.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, please visit http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/37992/Kreisman.


This event is organized by the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago Law School, which brings together the best housing research at the University of Chicago to engage the real estate, public policy, and financial communities. The Initiative is co-directed by Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law at the Law School, and Jeff Leslie, Clinical Professor of Law and Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative at the Law School.

Southwest Chicago Event Poster

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie