Remaking the Urban Social Contract: Health, Energy and the Environment

uic_urban_forum.jpg"The politically tumultuous 1960s and early 1970s in the U.S. resulted in national, state, and local governments promulgating policies designed to address a host of societal issues, including a degrading environment (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act of 1969), unaffordable health care for the poor and elderly (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare in 1965), and energy conservation (e.g., fuel efficiency standards in 1975). With particular emphasis on the social contracts and political agreements on health, energy and environmental policies of the last 40-50 years, the 2015 UIC Urban Forum focuses on the substantive and philosophical shifts in the urban social contract and examines the remaking of urban social contracts today."

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Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty and students with valid ID. Tickets are $25 for the general public. Registration required for all guests. Lunch will be provided. Walk-in registrations will be allowed with credit card or check payments only.

The Forum is held at the UIC Forum building at 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Ample, affordable parking is located in Lot 5 one block west of the Forum in 1135 S. Morgan St. Parking services will honor relocation for drivers with a valid UIC hang tag. The parking rate is $10.00 for those without a UIC hangtag. To get this rate, please print this PARKING CARD or pick one up at the registration desk before you leave.


September 17, 2015 at 8am - 5pm


UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608
United States
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UIC Urban Forum · · (312) 413-2194


$25.00 USD · Purchase tickets