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IN THE NEWS
UIC offers new bachelor's degree in public policy: Beginning in fall 2015, students may enroll in the public policy B.A. program in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Chicago Magazine extensively interviewed Rachel Weber, associate professor of urban planning and policy, on the workings of tax increment financing (TIF) and how TIF affects school funding, property taxes and development in Chicago.
Tim Johnson, director of the Survey Research Lab in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, was quoted by the News-Record (Greensboro, NC) on the validity of a survey that showed support for a controversial bill, but which was conducted without transparency.
NextCity.org reports on a study by the Urban Transportation Center that found that value capture is an untapped resource for American cities building new transit facilities.
David Merriman, professor of public administration, was interviewed by the economic site Wallet Hub on state taxes and government services.