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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This widely anticipated annual luncheon features Anthony Hatch of ABH Consulting and is co-sponsored by the Sandhouse Rail Group at Northwestern University and the Transportation Research Forum-Chicago Chapter. The luncheon will be held at Maggiano’s (516 N. Clark St.) and tickets cost $32. Email Diana Marek at NUTC or click here​ to register.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Policies for Pedaling: Strategies to Manage Bike Travel in Urban Areas​
Transportation Research Forum Webinar (12:00–1:00pm)
With bicycle travel rapidly on the rise, many municipalities feel a pressing need to reexamine their policies governing this environmentally friendly mode of travel. Many cities including Washington, DC, Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago have seen a more than 300% increase in bike commuting over the past 25 years. This TRF webinar will offer discussion related to the relative speed of bike travel in densely-populated urban areas, and how municipalities and states can modernize their policies to facilitate this mode of travel.  Email​ to register.​ Free to members and non-members.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chaddick Institute Holiday Party (5:30-7:00pm)
Join the Chaddick team as we celebrate another successful year of research, programming, and professional and student engagement. Please email to RSVP.

Friday, January 13, 2017

A special event marking the release of our "2017 Outlook for Intercity Bus Travel in the United States" will be held in lower Manhattan.  The seminar will be followed by a technical, hands-on tour of New York's intercity bus innovations and infrastructure.   Click here​ for more information and to register for the event.

Monday, January 30, 2017 
Our annual conference with the Real Estate Center will look at how the remarkable expansion of the “sharing economy”, propelled by powerhouses such as Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and Zipcar, is rapidly changing the contours of urban planning and property development. Such sophisticated online platforms are enhancing mobility and property utilization while providing enormous savings to consumers. Many consider the resulting disruptions to be “game changers” for real estate development and economic development. Join us to evaluate what the sharing economy means for the real estate community through a discussion and Q&A with an expert panel.

April 20-21, 2017
The Chicago chapter of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF)​, which is housed at the Chaddick Institute, will host this widely-anticipated gathering of transportation experts from across the country. The conference will be held in downtown Chicago. For questions and additional details, email