Our Events

The Mansueto Institute hosts a colloquium series in the fall, winter and spring, as well as symposium and other events, to support the exchange of new ideas and developments related to urban innovation and the science behind cities. We invite you to explore our calendar of upcoming events. Watch past events on our YouTube channel.

Events Calendar

 

February 3, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

TIWG Forced Migration Speaker Series – Medicine and Human Rights: Screening for Torture and Trauma in Refugees, International and Local at-risk Populations in the Medical SettingDr. Irene Martinez, Attending Physician at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Virtual Event

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February 8, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

Mansueto Colloquium – Age, Death, and the Nucleus of InventionChristopher Esposito, Mansueto Institute and Knowledge Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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February 15, 2023

12:00-1:00pm CT

 

Mansueto Colloquium – Can Chicago Gangs be Studied Through Crowd-Sourced Online Data? – Riley Tucker, Mansueto Institute, Data Science Institute, and Department of Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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February 22, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

Mansueto Colloquium – Spatial Network Characteristics of CrimeAlexandra Ciomek, Mansueto Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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March 22, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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March 29, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Making Sense of ‘A Sense of Place’: Evaluating the Underlying Dimensions of Neighborhood ReputationLydia Wileden, Mansueto Institute and Social Sciences Division Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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April 5, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Willem Frankenhuis, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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April 7, 2023

 

12:00-1:00 pm CT

 

Trauma Interest Working Group Brown Bag Hybrid
April 19, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Patricia Romero Lankao, Researcher V-Behavioral and Decision Support Science, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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May 1, 2023

8:15am-6:30pm CT

Missing Middle Housing: The Key to Scaling Affordability? Kreisman Housing Initiative on Law and Policy Symposium

David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 E. 60th St., 3rd floor

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May 3, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Daniel Nettle, Professor of Behavioural Science at Newcastle University and Researcher in the Evolution and Social Cognition team at the Ecole Normale Supérieure-PSL

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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May 5, 2023

12:00-1:00 pm CT

Trauma Interest Working Group Brown Bag Hybrid
May 17, 2023
12:30-1:30pm CT
Mansueto Colloquium – Shawn Rickenbacker, Director, J. Max Bond Center; Associate Professor, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City University of New York (CUNY)

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

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May 19, 2023 Trauma Interest Film Festival
Hybrid
June 2, 2023 Trauma Interest Film Festival
Hybrid

 

February 1, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

 

Postdoctoral Candidate Colloquium – Which Streets are Complete? Mapping Pedestrian and Transit Infrastructure at Scale in San Francisco, CA – Marcel Moran, Postdoctoral Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

 

January 27, 2023

12:00-1:00pm CT

 

Postdoctoral Candidate Colloquium – Integrating Uncertainty into Urban Simulation: Potential Land Use Implications of Automated Vehicles – Daniel Engelberg, PhD Candidate in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

January 26, 2023

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

 

Postdoctoral Candidate Colloquium – Social Networks in the Segregated City: Understanding Social Processes in the Emergence of Segregation – Laura Fürsich, Doctoral Candidate in Analytical Sociology, Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

 

January 24, 2023
12:00-1:00pm CT
Postdoctoral Candidate Colloquium – Urban Science for Sustainable Cities: How to Shape the Environmental and Social Performance of Cities Using Digital Tools – Arianna Salazar-Miranda, Doctoral Candidate in Computational Urban Science and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hybrid Event

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 (Mansueto Lounge)

 

 

January 18, 2023

12:00-1:00pm CT

 

“NOVA: Ancient Maya Metropolis” viewing, Q&A with Adrian Chase, Mansueto Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Department of Anthropology Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

 

1155 E. 60th St., Room 101 Mansueto Lounge

 

January 13, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

TIWG Forced Migration Speaker Series – Violence Here, Violence There: The Impacts of Compound Violence on Undocumented Mexicans’ Migration and US SettlementAngela Garcia, Assistant Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Video

January 11, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm CT

Mansueto Colloquium – Indigenous Urban Structure in the Garden City of Caracol, BelizeAdrian Chase, Mansueto Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Department of Anthropology Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Video

 

December 2, 2022

12:00-1:00pm CT

 

TIWG Forced Migration Speaker Series: Jeannie Annan, Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Chief Research and Innovation Officer for the International Rescue Committee Video
11/30/2022 Mansueto Colloquium – Remote Work and City StructureEsteban Rossi-Hansberg, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago

 

Video

 

11/9/2022 Mansueto Colloquium – A Decision-Making Quandary: Intergenerational Trauma and the Criminal Justice SystemMicere Keels, Associate Professor in Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago

 

Video

 

11/4/2022

 

TIWG Forced Migration Speaker Series – The Forced Migration from Chicago Public HousingBen Austen, Lecturer, Division of the Humanities in Creative Writing at the University of Chicago

 

Video

 

10/26/2022 Mansueto Colloquium – Teasing Apart Among and within City Variation in Urban Biodiversity Through a Large-scale, Multi-city CollaborationMason Fidino, Quantitative Ecologist at Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo Video
10/25/2022 The Impact of Urban Development on Human Health

 

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10/7/2022

 

TIWG Forced Migration Speaker Series – Aimee Hilado, Assistant Professor Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Event Recording 
10/6/2022
Forced Migration & the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Children, Youth, & Families Ida Noyes, 3rd Floor Theater, 1212 E. 59th Street
7/19/2022 – 7/22/2022 IC2S2 Conference – 8th International Conference on Computational Social Science Harper Center of the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
6/16/2022
Breakfast Colloquium – “Spatial Restructuring: Urbanization and Urban Systems in China” – Ming Lu, Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1155 E. 60th Street, Mansueto Institute Lounge, or via Zoom
6/1/2022-6/3/2022
MetroLab Summit

 

David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago, 1201 E. 60th Street

 

5/19/2022  Trauma Interest Work Group Film Festival Minding the Gap – by Bing Liu

 

1155 E. 60th St., Room 142

 

5/16/2022
Kreisman for Housing Law and Policy Symposium – “Beyond the Single-Family Home: Zoning, Equity, and Access”  David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago, 1201 E. 60th Street
5/13/22
Ecopod @ DuSable Museum for Green City Day
 
5/12/22  Trauma Interest Work Group Film Festival Deej, Speaker: Ralph Savarese – by Robert Rooy  
5/5/22  Trauma Interest Work Group Film Festival Any Given Day – by Margaret Byrne  
4/28/22  Trauma Interest Work Group Film Festival It Shoudda Been Meby Doriane Miller  
4/22/22
Trauma Interest Work Group Brown Bag: “Capitalizing on Crisis: Chicago Policy Responses to Homicide Waves” – Robert Vargas, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
Event Recording
4/20/2022  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium: “Strategic COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Can Simultaneously Elevate Social Utility and Equity” – Fengli Xu, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Knowledge Lab Postdoctoral Scholar

 

Event Recording

 

4/15/2022
Trauma Interest Working Group Brown Bag: “Listening to Community: The Origins of the Wellness Resilience Arts Program (WRAP)” – Doriane C. Miller, Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality and Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago
Event Recording
4/8/2022
Environmental Data Science Lunch Colloquium (Hosted by Data Science for Energy and Environmental Research Program) – “Mapping Informal Settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa” – Nico Marchio, Research Data Scientist, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
Event Recording
4/6/2022  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium – “Divergent Definitions? How Social Network Analysis Detects ‘Gangs’ and What It Means for Policing” – Alex Ciomek, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

3/25/2022  Distinguished Speaker Colloquiumon Biological Sciences and Climate Change – “Managing Landscapes to Reduce the Triple Anthropocene Threat” – Claire Kremen, Professor and President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity at University of British Columbia
Event Recording
3/23/2022  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium – “How Racial Heterogeneity in Contextual Frames Subvert Choice-Based Policies: The Case of Community Crime and School Enrollment in Los Angeles County” – Jared Schachner, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar
Event Recording
 
3/11/2022  Distinguished Speaker Colloquiumon Biological Sciences and Climate Change – “Adaptation Response to Climate Change: Evidence for Public Health,” Sari Kovats, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, Environments and Society at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Event Recording
3/9/2022
Mansueto Lunch Colloquium – “The Creation of Urban Hinterlands: An Archaeological Perspective from Turkey, 3000 BCE-1900 CE,”
Michele Massa – Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Oriental Institute Postdoctoral Scholar
Event Recording
2/25/2022 
Trauma Interest Working Group Brown Bag Session with Dr. Candice Norcott – “Mental Health & Reproductive Justice: Binding our Liberation Together”
Event Recording
2/23/2022
Mansueto Lunch Colloquium – “Where did Redlining Matter?: Regional Heterogeneity and the Uneven Distribution of Advantage” – Wenfei Xu, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Center for Spatial Data Science Postdoctoral Scholar Event Recording
2/18/2022  Distinguished Speaker Colloquium on Biological Sciences and Climate Change – Actions on the Climate Crisis offer Major and Immediate Health Gains Virtual Event Event Recording
2/9/2022 
Mansueto Lunch Colloquium – Chris Esposito, Institute & Knowledge Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Online
2/4/2022 
EFCampus Student Information Session – Research Assistant Positions Summer 2022 Event Recording
1/20/2022 
Chicago’s Array of Things: Pioneering Intelligent Urban Sensing Online
12/1/2021  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium: Stuart Lynn and Dylan Halpern – A New Forever Open Platform for Spatial Data Analysis Event Recording
11/10/2021  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium: Madeleine Daepp – The Design and Deployment of a Chicago Air Quality Sensing Network Event Recording
10/28/21  Luis Bettencourt Book Talk – Introduction to Urban Science Online
10/27/2021  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium: Lav Varshney – Graph Augmentation for Equitable Access via Reinforcement Learning Event Recording
10/13/2021  Mansueto Lunch Colloquium: Francis “Alvin” Pearman – Gentrification, Educational Inequality, and the Future of Urban Schooling

Event Recording

 

5/18/2021 
Chicago Futures: The Data-Driven City with Luis Bettencourt
Online
5/17/2021 
Occupations: A Collective, A Pedagogy, A Politics
Online
5/13/2021 
The Formation of Fin de Siècle Vienna
Online
5/7/2021 
Trauma Interest Working Group Speaker Series featuring Tynisha Jointer from CPS on the Power of Space in the Midst of Harm
View event recording here
4/20/2021 
 
Online
4/9/2021 
 
Trauma Interest Working Group Speaker Series featuring Dr. Emiliana Vegas, Co-Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, on the Unequal Impact of COVID-19 School Closures Globally
Online
3/30/2021 
 
Research Center for Computing Mind Bytes From AI to Quantum Computing: Towards a Transformative Research Ecosystem
 
Online
3/22/2021 
 
Global Urban Network Seminar Series: Building Sustainable Cities at the Neighbourhood Scale featuring Luis Bettencourt
 
Online
3/17/2021  Lunch Colloqium: “Ancient Cities in their Ecological and Socio-Political Landscapes: a Case Study from Turkey” featuring Michele Massa, Mansueto Fellow and Oriental Institute Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago Online
3/10/2021  Lunch Colloqium: “Neighborhood Effects in the 21st Century: Disadvantage, Density and the Spatial Distribution of Institutional Resources” featuring Jared Schachner, Mansueto Fellow and Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago Online
3/8/2021  EFCampus Undergrad Summer RA Info Session Online
3/5/2021  Trauma Interest Working Group Speaker Series: Rebecca Winthrop, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution Online
2/24/2021  Brunch Colloquium: “COVID-19 Risks in Urban Space: A Human Mobility Perspective” featuring Fengli Xu, Mansueto Fellow & Knowledge Lab Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago Online
2/12/2021  Trauma Interest Working Group Speaker Series: Dr. Valerie Adams-Bass, University of Virginia Curry School of Education Online
2/10/2021 Art of Captivity Book Launch with Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker Online
2/8/2021  CDAC Distinguished Speaker Series: Brian Christian, “The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values” Online
1/22/2021  “Reopening K-12 Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Equity, Ethical and Policy Considerations” Trauma Interest Workgroup Speaker Series: Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD Online
1/11/2020 CDAC Rising Stars in Data Science Workshop: Interdisciplinary Data Science Panel with Luis Bettencourt Online
12/9/2020  Brunch Colloquium: Shenjing He, The University of Hong Kong Online
11/18/2020  Storytelling with Urban Data Visualizations: A Chicago Studies Data in Dialogue session with Nicholas Marchio Online
11/18/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Geoff Boeing, USC Urban Data Lab Online
11/04/2020  “The effect of urban environmental features on mental and physical health,” by The Centre for Urban Mental Health, featuring Prof. Marc Berman Online
10/30/2020  Local Innovations, SDGs and COVID-19: World Cities Day 2020 presented by the UN-Habitat New York Liaison Office, featuring Prof. Luis Bettencourt Online
10/28/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Nico Marchio, Research Data Scientist, Mansueto Institute Online
10/21/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Hannes Taubenböck, German Aerospace Center Online
10/19/2020  UN World Data Forum: The Million Neighborhoods Map and OpenReblock: Spatial data-driven processes and tools to accelerate sustainable and equitable human development in fast-growing cities Online
10/14/2020 Design and the Post-Pandemic City: A conversation with Bruce Mau Online
9/16/2020  Becoming Urban: Complexities in Contemporary Developing Cities Online
9/9/2020  Student Q&A: Certificate Program in Urban Science and Sustainable Development Online
7/21/2020  US COVID Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action Online
7/15/2020  AESS 2020 Conference: “Environmental Frontiers: Collaborative Campus Sustainability at the University of Chicago” Online
7/5/2020  State of the Map 2020: Detecting Informal Settlements via Topological Analysis Online
6/4/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Victoria Romeo Aznar, Mansueto Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Evolution and Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar Online
5/22/2020  Food in Focus: Global Hunger and the COVID Pandemic Online
4/23/2020  50th Anniversary of Earth Day Virtual Happy Hour Online
3/10/2020 Lunch Colloquium: Benjamin Fogarty-Valenzuela, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
3/5/2020 Lunch Colloquium: Tamma Carleton, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
2/28/2020 – 3/1/2020  Inter-Policy School Summit: Climate Change and Urban Adaptation Harris School of Public Policy
2/20/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Diego Rybski, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
2/12/2020  The Million Neighborhoods Network: Localizing Sustainable Development Through Better Connected Communities (WUF10 Networking Event) Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, Hall 2, Room 9, NE 149
2/11/2020  Chicago WUF10 Reception (Hosted by Mansueto Institute and Chicago Council on Global Affairs) Relax@12 at Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi
2/5/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Anni Beukes, Institute Resident Fellow Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
1/28/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Nicole Rosner, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Anthropology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
1/21/2020  Urban Readers Series: Lee Anne Fennell – “Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life” Seminary Co-op Bookstore
1/21/2020  Race, Space, and the Built Environment: Exploring the Intersection of Place and Social (in)Justice University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St
1/14/2020  Chi Hack Night presents Million Neighborhoods: Mapping Slums on a Global Scale Braintree office, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
1/14/2020  Lunch Colloquium: Kyoung Whan Choe, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Psychology Postdoctoral Scholar Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240A
12/4/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Christof Brandtner, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Sociology Postdoctoral Scholar, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
12/3/2020 Motown’s Makeover: What Worked, and for Whom? Ida Noyes Hall
11/20/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Daniel Zünd, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow & Evolution and Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
11/13/2019 Urban Readers Series: George Galster – “Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves” School of Social Service Administration Library
11/6/2019  Lunch Colloquium: Deborah Strumsky, Assistant Research Professor, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
10/25/2019  Urban Readers Series: Angela S. García – “Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law” Seminary Co-op Bookstore
10/23/2019 – 10/25/2019 Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods University of Chicago
10/16/2019  Lunch Colloquium: Devin White, Manager, Autonomous Sensing & Perception, Sandia National Laboratories Searle Chemical Lab, Room 240B
7/15/2019 – 7/26/2019 Global Sustainability Summer School (GSSS) Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
7/1/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Charlotta Mellander, Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240A
6/13/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. J. W. Hanson, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Reading Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
6/4/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Celine Rozenblat, Professor of Urban Geography, University of Lausanne Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
5/7/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Daniel T. O’Brien, Associate Professor, Northeastern University Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
4/16/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Roland Fletcher, Professor of Theoretical and World History, University of Sydney Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
4/15/2019 Lunch Colloquium: Dr. Haneen Khreis, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transport Institute Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
4/4/2019 Panel Discussion “Revisiting a Trailblazing Text: Robert Park and Ernest Burgess’ The City” Regenstein Library
3/13/2019 Mansueto Institute Lecture: The Kind of Problem a City Is University of Chicago, Hong Kong Center
2/14/2019 Mansueto Mapathon: One Million Neighborhoods Initiative Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240B
1/16/2019 Kreisman Panel Discussion: Space, Equity, and Lessons Learned from the Housing Field  International House, University of Chicago
11/30/2018 Lunch Colloquium: Rongjun Qin Searle Chemical Laboratory, 240A
11/4/2018 San Francisco Harper Lecture: The Kind of Problem a City Is San Francisco, CA
11/1/2018 Citizenship, Migration, and Urban Space Symposium Chicago Cultural Center
10/30/2018 Urban Innovations Series: A Conversation on the Future of Cities Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago
7/19/2018 Lunch Colloquium with Juval Portugali: Complexity, Cognition, Information, and the City University of Chicago
5/15/2018 Roundtable Discussion: Housing and Racism in the Age of Trump and Grenfell National Public Housing Museum, Chicago
5/2018 Urban Innovations Series: Designing Re-entry for Women and Cities Chicago Cultural Center
These convenings are open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.