The University of Chicago hosted a news conference with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy, and the mayor of Gary, IN, Karen Freeman-Wilson announcing the launch of an innovative collaboration among the University, Chicago Harris, and the City of Gary, coordinated by Mayor Daley

Mayors Daley and Freeman-Wilson joined University President Robert J. Zimmer and Chicago Harris Dean Colm O’Muircheartaigh to provide further details on the collaboration, which represents a new step in the University’s efforts to partner with communities on questions of urban policy and the future of cities. A brief media Q&A session about the collaborationfollowed the speakers’ remarks.