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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 30, 2017
"​Urban Innovation Delegation" Discussion (12:00-1:00pm)
Before the "Shared Economy and the Impact on Urban Real Estate Investment" conference, keynote speaker Adam Thierer will lead a lunch discussion based on his book, Permissionless Innovation, for a small group of "Urban Innovation Delegates". Delegates will receive lunch and complimentary entrance to the afternoon event. Students interested in becoming an Urban Innovation Delegate should email chaddick@depaul.edu for details.

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Municipal Policy Webinar Series: A Short-Term Outlook for Hiring, Retail Sales, and Tax Receipts among Illinois Municipalities (12:00-12:50pm)
Join us for this webinar featuring an all-star panel discussing trends that affect municipal governments throughout the Chicago region and exploring their outlook for 2017.  With Illinois’ unemployment rate falling and bullish financial markets—and a new administration on Capitol Hill – it is an opportune time to reassess the outlook for Illinois communities. Email chaddick@depaul.edu for more information and to register.

Friday, February 17, 2017
we celebrate our longstanding partnership with the School - a perfect chance for SPS alums to catch up with faculty and staff. Held at 2Twenty2 Tavern, the new SPS Alumni Engagement Committee will be introduced amid complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to register in advance.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Design That Draws: Attracting New Demographics to the Suburbs (9:00-11:00am)
This joint program from AIA, CNU and MDRN will consider how urban design can help aging suburbs attract young professionals and families. Panelists will discuss the demands of a younger demographic, while drawing upon regional case studies and current research on demographic change. The event will take place at 14 E Jackson Blvd, 16th floor. Email chaddick@depaul.edu​ for more information and to RSVP. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Municipal Policy Webinar Series: Evaluating Shared Services as a Response to Governmental Fragmentation (12:00-12:50pm)​
This third installment in our municipal webinar series will share activities of the Governmental Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force chaired by Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti in 2015 and discuss efforts by local government groups to streamline service delivery, boost efficiency and reduce overlap.​​​ Email chaddick@depaul.edu for more information and to register.

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 trf-chicago@depaul.edu

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Large Data: Shaping an Architectural History of Race and the Suburbs from 70,000 Pieces of Evidence (5:00pm)
Dianne Harris of the University of Utah will be the featured speaker at this event, hosted by Studio Chi, on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. This event is part of Studio Chi's Winter/Spring program series: “Foundations of the Digital, Foundations in the Humanities: Race, Gender, Class”.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Conflict Urbanism (12:00pm)
Juan Saldariagga of the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University w​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ill be the featured speaker at this event, hosted by Studio Chi, on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. This event is part of Studio Chi's Winter/Spring program series: “Foundations of the Digital, Foundations in the Humanities: Race, Gender, Class”.