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In Memoriam: Dr. Janet Smith

Updated: Mar 15

Dr. Janet Smith, University of Illinois Chicago Professor of Urban Planning and Policy and Co-Director of the Nathalie P. Voorhees for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Nik Theodore, Professor and Department Head, Department of Urban Planning and Policy and the Director, Center for Urban Economic Development, emailed colleagues and students on 1/18/22, saying: “Janet’s research and practice epitomize one of the hallmarks of UIC’s mission: ‘To create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.’”

Click here to reach the Voorhees' announcement

Click here to view the UIC Obituary.

Plans for a UIC memorial event will be announced at a later date.

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