2012 UIC Urban Forum: Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM (CST)
2012 UIC Urban Forum
Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil
Not since the Great Depression have cities, counties and states suffered such a long-lasting period of fiscal challenges. The quality of life in urban regions depends upon the capacity of cities and metropolitan regions to respond to the environmental, infrastructural, organizational, and human challenges of the global era. Cities and urban regions that are resilient enough to cope with the challenges posed both by unexpected shocks and longer-term trends will be positioned to adequately provide for the health, safety and well being of their citizens. Addressing these challenges will require human and financial capital, innovation and entrepreneurship, a vital private sector and the involvement of government and non-profit institutions in governance and service-delivery.
The 2012 UIC Urban Forum will bring together civic and community leaders to address the issues metropolitan areas have been experiencing, their responses and strategies to address those challenges and improve quality of life.
Visit the 2012 UIC Urban Forum website for details, including the event schedule.