Uptown United is hosting a four-part series of webinars about real estate development issues:

Affordable Housing:  Tuesday, April 27 @ 6pm (recording below)
Zoning: Wednesday, July 14 @ 6pm (recording below)

Urban Architecture:  date/time TBD
Future of Retail:  date/time TBD

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Uptown United is the nonprofit community and economic development organization that serves Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 27th – 6:00-7:00pm

Affordable housing is an important topic that comes up a lot around real estate development projects in Uptown and Chicago. But do you know what affordable housing really is? Our expert panelists will give an overview of what affordable housing means, answer frequently asked questions about the topic, and debunk some common misconceptions. Panelists include professionals who provide, build, study, and manage policy around affordable housing. 

Moderator: Antonia Mills, Attorney at Law

Rafael Leon, Executive Director of Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation and Uptown United board member
David Brint, Brinshore Development
Megan Oswald, Fulton Grace Realty & 2021 Chair for the Illinois Realtors Affordable Housing Committee
Geoff Smith, Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University



WEBINAR:  What is Zoning? 
Wednesday, July 14 – 6:00-7:00pm

Zoning shapes what gets built in our city. But what is zoning? How does it work? What impact does it have? When can the community engage with zoning in their neighborhood? Join a panel of zoning experts and practitioners to learn more about this important—but complicated—topic that has a big impact.

Moderator: Jackson Morsey, UIC Great Cities Institute

Teresa Córdova , Ph.D, UIC Great Cities Institute
Patrick Murphey, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Steven Vance, Chicago Cityscape
Christina Harris, Metropolitan Planning Council