University of Chicago Urban Labs

Global cities drive political, social, and economic policies and solve critical world challenges. The following panel is part of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities. This three-day forum, hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, will bring together leaders in the major pillars of urban life–business innovators, education visionaries, cultural luminaries, civic pioneers–to discuss how they can collaborate to improve their cities, and the world. Join us for this afternoon session:

The University of Chicago Urban Labs 2:30-4:00 p.m

The University of Chicago’s Urban Labs has developed a unique model to improve urban life. Through deep partnerships with the public sector and nonprofits, they provide timely research. Through an integrated approach across multiple domains, they allow for comprehensive interventions. And with advanced analytics, they can quickly determine the most effective interventions.

Evelyn J. Diaz, Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services
Timothy Knowles, Founding Director of Urban Labs, and John Dewey Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
Jens Ludwig, Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Codirector, Education Lab; McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago
David O. Meltzer, Director, Center for Health and Social Services, University of Chicago
Moderated by Caroline Daniel, FT Weekend


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2:00 p.m.                
Registration begins

2:30 p.m.                
Panel discussion

4:00 p.m.                
Panel adjourns

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.  
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