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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Municipal Policy Webinar Series: A Short-Term Outlook for Hiring, Retail Sales, and Tax Receipts for 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 to register.​

Friday, February 17, 2017
Join the Chaddick delegation to this special event as 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 2, 2017
Technical Innovations in the Delivery of Public Transit: Case Studies from the US and Abroad (12:00-1:00pm)
This TRF brown bag lunch features Mark Walbrun, PE, Vice President & Practice Leader for Rail and Transit at civil engineering firm Mott MacDonald​. An expert in planning, design, engineering, and construction of railroad and rail transit infrastructure, Mark will share innovative approaches for making public transit more efficient and less intrusive to neighborhoods​. Join TRF members and non-members on DePaul's Loop Campus, SPS Dublin Room (14 E. Jackson, 16th Floor) and don't forget your lunch! RSVP to trf-chicago@depaul.edu​

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
In partnership with the Chaddick Institute, the RTA will be holding a half-day workshop on transit-oriented planning in our region. This year’s theme, Making an Impact, focuses on plan implementation and will feature presentations and discussions from a variety of speakers. This free event will be held on Wednesday, March 8th, from 8:30am to 12:00pm at the DePaul Center. Learn more and register for this free event here!​

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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. Visit the Eventbrite​ for more information and to register. 

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

May 9-10, 2017
Illinois Legislature in Action: Study Trip to Springfield
Join SPS Professor Nick Kachiroubas and a small group of graduate students in our state capital for a unique opportunity to see the Illinois legislature in action and shadow a State Representative during session. Depending on the session schedule, activities should include sitting in on committee work, floor debates, and constituent meetings. The cost to attend is $30, which includes one night lodging in Springfield. ​Learn more and register here, or email Professor Kachiroubas for additional details.

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”.
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