Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Uptown Resident Leaders: 15 Years Later

(2010 - Ongoing)

Following up on the Saving Our Homes research that was completed in 1996, this report provides the “stories” of successful organizing to preserve 10 Uptown high-rise buildings as affordable housing when they were threatened with going market rate prices. We will interview resident leaders on: 1) what has happened in the 10 buildings since they were preserved as affordable and 2) how this has influenced their lives. Both the leadership development aspect and the building experience piece will potentially be used by the Organization of the NorthEast (ONE) in continuing community organizing work.

Research Team

  • P. Nyden, CURL
  • K. Guenther, Graduate Fellow
  • T. Neumann, CURL

Community Partner