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Areas of research

The Voorhees Center uses a collaborative model to create new knowledge aimed at solving problems.

The Voorhees Center works with UIC faculty, community groups and other stakeholders, and involves UIC urban planning graduate students to help them acquire practical experience while providing valuable service to communities.

Affordable Housing Heading link

Since its beginning, the Voorhees Center has been producing data people need to preserve and produce more affordable housing in addition to providing research and technical assistance to public housing residents.

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Neighborhood Change Heading link

Change is defined best by each neighborhood or community. Change is negative for some and positive for others. Providing meaningful assistance to a community requires understanding change at all levels. The Voorhees Center analyzes change using a broad scope to better understand the issues affecting Chicago neighborhoods, identifying trends that can aid in the development of effective strategies.

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The Voorhees Center uses applied research and technical solutions to facilitate the creation and dissemination of innovative green economic development strategies and practices that promise to yield sustainable growth and job creation in the region.

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