2016 May

Robert Natke to Moderate Panel Discussion at Student Housing Conference

By | May 26, 2016 | Panels, Staff Happenings | No Comments

Rob student housingRobert Natke, UrbanWorks Principal, will moderate a panel discussion at the Student Housing: State of the Market Conference, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The conference will take place at the Gleacher Center of the University of Chicago, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. The three-hour program will discuss latest trends in Student Housing design and construction. Additional conference topics will include discussions on the latest trends in development, financing, investing, innovation and property management needs in the Student Housing market. The program begins at 7:30am with the panel discussion beginning at 9:00am.


UrbanWorks is a CNT Sustain-A-City Patron

By | May 25, 2016 | Community, Staff Happenings | No Comments

Sustain a City greyUrbanWorks is a proud Patron of Sustain-A-City, the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s celebration for supporters from across the urban sustainability spectrum who promote livable and sustainable urban communities for all. The event introduces the finalists of the Urban Sustainability Apps Competition which pairs community members with coders to create scalable, app-based solutions for neighborhood issues. Finalist judges include Brenna Berman, CIO of the City of Chicago, Shelley Stern Grach, Director of Civic Engagement at Microsoft, Janice Jackson, Chief Education Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, and the Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, President of The Cook County Board. The celebration will be held June 16, 2016 at Studio Xfinity 901 W. Weed Street.

Patricia Saldaña Natke, Maria Pellot and Ameera Ashraf-O’Neil Participated in On the Table 2016

By | May 10, 2016 | Lectures/Presentations, Panels, Staff Happenings | No Comments

On the TablePatricia Saldaña Natke, Maria Pellot and Ameera Ashraf-O’Neil joined Chicago-area residents in On the Table discussions in May 2016. Patricia participated in the conversation, “The State of Civic Engagement in Chicago” led by New Civics Chicago; Maria Pellot participated in “Envisioning Equitable Communities” led by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; and Ameera participated in “Creative Solutions to House and Feed all Chicagoans” led by the Society of Architectural Historians.

On the Table is sponsored by Chicago Community Trust and is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience across the Chicago-area. Thousands of residents participated in small-group conversations intended to inspire new ways to work together to make communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.