The University of Chicago Urban Network, a faculty-led initiative of scholars and organizations concerned with urban questions, is devoted to spurring innovation in urban research and improving communication among individuals and organizations in urban research and policy. We will do so by developing and maintaining a powerful and robust online hub, hosting an annual conference on the central questions in urban social science, and instituting a set of concrete initiatives that encourage scholars to take risks, speak across disciplines, and reach non-scholarly audiences. [Extend]
YPP is comprised of scholars from universities and research institutions throughout the country and is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of their Digital Media and Learning initiative.
YPP is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will carry out extensive quantitative research and qualitative research in four interconnected research studies. YPP Network will examine:
The ways new media may foster a new paradigm for participation in the public sphere. How frequently and how equitably youth engage in networked public participation. The relationship between online participatory practices and political participation. Ways to promote more frequent, more equitable, and higher quality political engagement via partici... [Extend]