July 2015 In order to increase the capacity of food programs serving food insecure individuals Cook County, the Chicago Department of Procurement Services should require all city food contracts to be awarded to businesses that participate in food recovery programs with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Authors Jennifer Kim, Cornell University Doug Ortiz, DePaul University

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July 2015 Chicago boasts over 15,000 restaurants yet still struggles with arguably the most basic of human rights: access to healthy and affordable food. Since donations to local food pantries have not kept up with local need, this policy proposes using tax and limited liability incentives to leverage food suppliers as to collect food donations

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Roisin Ellison and Joe Hallgarten of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts call for a new model of education that emphasizes creativity.

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Michelle Miller, co-founder of Coworker.org, asks what the union of the future will look like.

Chelsea Barabas of MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative examines the future of workforce development and educational credentials.

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Denise Cheng, affiliate researcher at MIT’s Center for Civic Media, looks at barriers to growth in the sharing economy.

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John Zysman of U.C. Berkeley and Martin Kenney of U.C. Davis examine where work will come from in the era of big data and cloud service.

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Richard Swart of U.C. Berkeley looks at challenges in access to capital for startups.

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The Good Economy

Bo Cutter, director of the Next American Economy project, provides an overview of the “good economy” of 2040.

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Julia Root of NYU’s Governance Lab explores how cities will become urban platforms for innovation.

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