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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 23, 2016
Pub Night hosted by SPS, SUD, and the Chaddick Institute (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Come out and mingle with current and new School of Public Service & Sustainable Urban Development graduate students, alumni, staff, and friends at Matilda/BabyAtlas in Lakeview, and join a game of Chicago-themed trivia starting at 6:15! Register here​, or email​ for more details.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Stop by our exhibit table at this Transportation Research Board conference in Asheville, NC to catch up on Chaddick's latest research on intercity bus travel, carsharing, and UberPool.  Say hello to our delegation of five from the Chaddick Institute attending this bi-annual event! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
TRF Webinar: Six Key Trends in Commercial Air Travel (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
TRF is pleased to feature George W. Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, in this webinar on Laurence Audenaerd, Ph.D. and aeronautics expert, will serve as discussant. Email to register.

Friday, October 7, 2016
City in Action - Visit to Crystal Lake, IL
This special one-day site visit for SPS students is a unique opportunity to learn about the various components of municipal government in action. Participants will meet with Department heads ranging from the offices of City Management; Finance; Community & Economic Development; Public Safety; and Public Works; to hear about their work and have the opportunity to ask questions. Email Prof. Nick Kachiroubas at to reserve a spot.​

Friday, October 14, 2016

Chaddick Institute Study Trip to Madison, WI 
Join our delegation to the Wisconsin capital to see remarkable urban planning initiatives underway!  Delegates arrange their own travel to Madison on Thursday evening  (10/13) and take part in a full day of visits and meetings on Friday (10/14).  Cost is $25 and includes double-occupancy hotel, breakfast and lunch; day trip tickets available for $15.  Open to students and alums.  This trip is co-sponsored by the School of Public Service. Register here ​or email​ for additional details.

October 17-19, 2016  
2016 National Shared Mobility Summit 
We are pleased to sit on the host committee of this important Shared Use Mobility Center event bringing together experts from across the country to discuss the latest developments in bikesharing, carsharing, ride-hailing, and more. Speakers include representatives from Zipcar, Lyft, and Uber, as well as Chaddick's Director, Joseph Schwieterman.  Register here​. Students: email ​about volunteer opportunities. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 
Aesthetics & Aging: Design for Suburban Senior Living (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
As our population ages, the development of senior housing facilities has boomed. The infill development of these facilities in suburban downtowns presents a unique challenge for planners, designers, and municipalities. They also present an opportunity to put many of the ideals of urbanism to work and help us explore the public health aspect of planning. A panel of local planners, architects, attorneys, and urban designers will discuss these issues as well as how they are addressing senior housing developments in their communities.​ Register to attend by emailing​

Wednesday, November, 2, 2016   
Targeted Violence & Security Issues: Implications for Airline Planning (11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
The 6th Annual Lunch Lecture by DePaul University's International Aviation Law Institute (IALI) and Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development will feature speaker, Katherine W. Schweit, who heads the FBI's national Active Shooter Initiative and will share timely analysis for security strategies relevant to all transportation modes. Significant time will be reserved for Q&A to discuss matters relevant to Chicago. We are especially proud that Ms. Schweit is a  DePaul Law alumna! Register to attend this free event by emailing​.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Annual Conference:  The Implications of Airbnb for Real Estate & Development
Our widely-attended annual conference with DePaul's Real Estate Center will focus on the many implications of the rise of Airbnb, Flipkey, and other online room-sharing services for urban development and real-estate. Additional details to be announced in September - we expect strong demand for this morning program! 

April 20-21, 2017
The Chicago chapter for 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 the downtown area. For questions and additional details, email