The multi-story public parking garage proposed by the Chatham Business Association will be located on 79th Street and Rhodes Street (see attached map, page 8). The garage project has been anticipated by the Chatham community since 1981, when a study which focused on the 79th and Cottage Grove Street commercial strip was done by the Center for Urban Economic Development of University of Illinois at Chicago (UICUED). It is only now that a site for the proposed garage has become available. Buildings which were formerly located on the proposed site were torn down several years ago.
Representatives from the main coalitions of community development organizations, policy, research and advocacy organizations, and individual community organizations in Chicago (see attached list) met during December 1992 and January 1993 to discuss recommendations for priorities during the early stages of the Clinton-Gore administration.
The goal of the PRAG evaluation conducted by the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago was to examine the degree to which PRAG had achieved, or worked toward, the objectives identified in the Urban Communities proposal. Three overall objectives were identified:
1. To promote research (at universities and within community organizations) that is driven by, and can be applied to, community needs.
Forging Partnerships for a Healthy, Viable Community: Provident Hospital, Urban Development Corporation and 'North Washington Park' Area Residents
This study outlines a proposal for the strategic rebuilding of "North Washington Park," a small section of Grand Boulevard, located in the Mid South region of Chicago. Despite the underdeveloped, destabilized physical character of the community, active community residents and community-oriented organizations have significant internal resources and strengths which, if adequately articulated, can contribute to rebuilding of the overall neighborhood.
This report is the third in a series of four reports on the nature and consequences of the globalization of the economy on working people and their communities. In two previous reports we argued that during the 1980's the Chicago area lost over 106,000 jobs resulting from plant closings and layoffs by corporations with significant operations in at least three countries. Further, over half of the jobs eliminated were lost by African-Americans and Latinos and one third by women. In addition, income in Illinois has been redistributed upward.
This paper argues that the present proposal for a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represents a significant escalation of a process under way since the mid-1970's. That process involves a transnational corporate agenda, borne out of the collapse of Bretton Woods, and designed to resolve the crisis which brought on the collapse. The transnational corporate agenda has important implications for the popular organizing agenda. Organizing work around NAFTA cannot be solely focused on the defeat or even reform of the present NAFTA proposal.
There is, in our view, a pressing necessity for A.E. Staley workers and supporters as well as the citizens of Decatur, Illinois to defend their internationally recognized right to organize and bargain collectively; to work and live in a safe environment; to earn a reasonable wage; to achieve reasonable employment security. These rights have been placed in jeopardy by the actions of Tate & Lyle Ltd. following the hostile takeover of the A.E. Staley corporation including a lock out of its workforce.
A Methodology and Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Economic Development Programs: Technical Documentation
Three case studies were performed using the CUED Evaluation spreadsheet. These studies follow the methodology for measuring the benefits and costs of economic development programs as detailed in Reports 362-A and 362-B.The three case studies that were performed are: Continental Envelope Corporation, Pizza Capri, and Site Reuse.
A Methodology and Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Economics Development Programs: Manual for Cost-Benefit Analysis Using the UICUED Evaluation Spreadsheetand the REMI Model.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize potential users with the CUED Evaluation Spreadsheet for performing cost-benefit analysis of economic development projects in Chicago. For a detailed description of the economic theory and estimation techniques used in constructing the Evaluation Spreadsheet, see Technical Documentation. It should be understood from the start that the Evaluation Spreadsheet is a tool that helps to characterize projects, but can in no way replace policy analysis.
A proposal for a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is now before the peoples of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Furthermore, it is likely that 108 nations or more will soon consider a new proposal for a General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). A major argument advanced in favor of these agreements is that they will generate export led growth that will benefit the peoples of all nations involved. Yet the process of economic integration which these proposals will greatly extend has been underway for some time.