Urban Developers Program 1994-2003


The Urban Developers Program graduated its last cohort of community development practitioners in 2003.  It was funded largely with HUD CHDO Technical Assistance dollars which have since diminished greatly for Illinois.

This program was a critical link in the career path of community development professionals as it provided advanced, hands on learning in an academic setting. 

The Urban Developers Program is a one-year certificate program designed to build the capacity of community-based development practitioners. The program is jointly sponsored by the Chicago Rehab Networks and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designed specifically for adult learners, UDP transforms the way in which community development practitioners build their fund of knowledge about the field.

Six courses covering a comprehensive curriculum are offered over a one-year period (August-July). Each course is taught by a diverse team of instructors who bring both theoretical and practical expertise. Instructors include: senior community development practitioners, UIC faculty from the Urban Planning and Policy Program, and professional staff from the Great Cities Institute and Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood Improvement. For more information about UDP, please contact Rachel Johnston


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