Category Archives: policy

The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

Posted in cities, economics, faculty, Illinois, news, planning, policy, research, Roosevelt, transportation

RU Forum on Uses and Abuses of TIF at Chicago Campus on Feb 18th

Roosevelt University will host a forum on the uses and abuses of Tax Increment Financing in Chicago from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in room 418 of the University’s Wabash Building, 425 South Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

Posted in activities, cities, economics, ethics, Illinois, planning, policy, Roosevelt, social justice

IL Gov Bruce Rauner’s Appointments to Lead Dept of Ag, IL EPA, and IDNR a Mixed Bag

Newly installed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a point during his election campaign in 2014 of promising that he’d appoint true professionals to his administration who actually know something about the agencies they run, instead of merely bringing in politically … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, conservation, Illinois, news, policy

Panel Discussion on Water in the 21st Century on Feb 12th at NU’s Chicago Campus

This panel discussion at Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus on 12 Feb 2015, presented by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, will feature a policy expert, an environmental expert, and a technologist who take you through the ways we must change … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. King and the Ongoing Quest for Social and Environmental Justice

Today’s national holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is an apt time to acknowledge the persistence of social injustice and environmental racism in our society, and to encourage and support the ongoing quest for justice and equity locally, … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, ethics, history, humanities, policy, Roosevelt, social justice

Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, energy, news, policy, pollution, waste, water

RU Students Present their Environmental Justice Travel Experiences this Wed, Dec 9

Need a break from finals and a reason to be totally proud of being at Roosevelt? Please attend a discussion this Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm of this semester’s student environmental justice research and civic engagement in Olympic National Park and Vancouver … Continue reading

Posted in cities, conservation, ecology, education, ethics, events, field trips, policy, presentations, research, Roosevelt, social justice, students