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SOLD OUT: Preserving Chicago’s Middle Neighborhoods

We invite you to attend the upcoming forum, Preserving Chicago’s Middle Neighborhoods, on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. 

Chicago is experiencing the loss of its traditional middle class minority neighborhoods as they either rapidly gentrify or decline. The goal of the forum is to address challenges affecting middle class communities of color, and offer up actionable ideas to support these communities, particularly those on the south and west sides of Chicago. 

At the forum, researchers will address the changing dynamics and trajectories of middle class neighborhoods. National and local experts will discuss policies for safeguarding the housing market and promoting place-based investments and public safety. 

Confirmed speakers include: Carlo Rotella, author of The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood; Lilia Fernandez, author of Brown in the Windy City; Marisa Novara, Commissioner of the Department of Housing of the city of Chicago; Christopher Berry, University of Chicago Harris School; Rob Rose, Cook County Land Bank Authority; Vicky Battle, IFF; Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress; Robert Haas, The Policing Project; and Kim Wasserman, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. 

This event is sponsored by the Community Development and Policy Studies division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council, and the Greater Chatham Initiative. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m., and the formal program will begin at 8:30 a.m.