Remembering Janet Smith

Voorhees Center mourns the loss of our co-director and UIC’s Urban Planning and Policy Professor, Dr Janet Smith. Janet was a relentless advocate for justice and fairness, with deep knowledge of community development and affordable housing. Her passion and conviction for the protection of the rights of the disenfranchised was unparalleled; she was a shining example to her colleagues, and an incredible resource to our partners. Her energy, enthusiasm, and determination was inspirational to all who worked with her.

Friends and Colleagues Look Back on Janet's Impact

The Voorhees Center is a dynamic resource center that engages residents, leaders, and policymakers seeking effective strategies for advancing community livability and vitality.