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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 20, 2016 
Design for 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​

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Study Abroad to Curitiba: Info Session (5:15 - 5:45 p.m.)
Study Abroad to Curitiba, Brazil will be offered as a spring quarter course, with travel  from April 30 - May 4, 2017. Curitiba is renowned for its sustainable development, transportation and environmental protection. The course, taught by Professor Schwieterman, also offers an opportunity to visit Rio de Janeiro. Students can register for either MPS 573, Urban and Community Development, or MPS 571, Metropolitan Planning; the registration deadline will be in December. If you are interested in this trip, please plan on attending this info session. Email​ with questions.

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​.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Logistics Ideas Exchange Forum (1:30 - 4:30 p.m., happy hour to follow)
Sponsored by the Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago (SINC) in cooperation with the Chaddick Institute, this afternoon event is filled with expert panelists and speakers who will discuss: business strategies for workforce development and securing capital, legislative changes affecting the transportation industry, electronic logs, and more! Email Adam Lomasney for more information.
Friday, November 4, 2016 
Authentic Conversation Series: John Escalante (5:45-7:45 p.m.)
The Authentic Conversation Series is hosted by DePaul University’s School of Public Service to provide a unique, discussion-based, informal opportunity for students to meet and interact with distinguished leaders of public service. The conversation format allows participants to learn about the guest's leadership experience and gain insight into how they as students can pursue similar careers, as well as build their networking skills. This conversation will be with John Escalante, former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Dept. and current Chief of the NEIU Police Department. RSVP at

Monday, November 7, 2016
Open New Doors: Keys to Becoming More Entrepreneurial (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
Women in Planning and Development's Fall Professional Development Panel will feature four women who have blazed their own paths in various fields of planning and development. The program emphasizes development of entrepreneurial skills and how best to put these skills to use. While the event is open to all, it is primarily geared toward women. Register here​ for this annual fall discussion and networking event! 

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 - we expect strong demand for this morning program! 

Friday, January 13, 2017
2017 Outlook for Intercity Bus Travel Seminar
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.   Email to be notified when details are available.

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