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Upcoming Events

Introducing: "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City"
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present our special transportation festival, running Sept 2014 - Early 2015. Please visit our new website for information regarding this special transportation festival.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 11:30AM - 1PM
IALI/Chaddick Institute 4th Annual Lunch Lecture
This year's event will feature Michael G. Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Please mark your calendars for this complimentary luncheon event and click here for more information. Email to register.

Thursday, October 30, 2014. 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Midway 35th ReBirthday Party: Symposium
This evening reception will feature a fast-moving program exploring Midway’s development, including a look back at the 1960s with Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, who started his career at Midway. We’ll introduce key figures in the airport’s evolution, as well as several “pilot historians” who have spent much of their careers documenting the airport’s significant past. We’ll close the evening with a cutting of a 35th “Rebirth Day” Cake. Guests can also enjoy our traveling exhibit, which will be put on display. Free.Click here for details. Email to register. DePaul Loop Campus, 14 E Jackson.

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  9 - 11:30 a.m. 
"APA/Chaddick Institute (MDRN) Annual Conference
Join us at the Glenview Tyner Center, a LEED Platinum community building, for this exciting event! We will hear sustainability experts, designers, and municipal planners discuss cutting-edge design considerations for landscapes and hardscapes.  Topics will include permeable pavers, green roofs, and energy-saving systems.  Location: 2400 Compass Road, Glenview, IL. Fee: $15 paid at the door ($5 student rate); checks payable to APA-CMS. Email​ for more information!

Friday, December 12, 2014.  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Conference: "Digital Manufacturing, Urban Agriculture and E-Commerce: Driving Innovation in Industrial Real Estate"
Join us for this widely anticipated event, the annual conference co-sponsored by the Chaddick Institute and Real Estate Center at DePaul. $45 includes continental breakfast. 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005. Click here​ to register. Space is limited! Questions? Email us at

Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Noon - 12:40 p.m.
Transportation Research Forum Lunchtime Conference Call Series: "The Growing Movement to Build Modern Streetcar Lines in U.S. Cities: Why and Where is This Happening? What Can We Learn from the Latest Research?"
$15. Free for TRF Members and students. Email us​ for more details.

Thursday, December 18, 2014.  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Chaddick Institute Holiday Reception
Join us to celebrate the holiday season. We'll have light food and refreshments. The Chaddick team will offer an informal recap of some of the highlights of the Terminal Town Festival and other programs from 6 - 6:15 p.m. Chaddick Institute, DePaul Loop Campus, 243 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 9000. RSVP to

Tuesday, January 14, 2015.  2:00 p.m.
2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Study Release
Release of our new study, "2014 Year-in-Review of the Intercity Bus Industry" at the American Bus Association's Marketplace Conference, held at the St. Louis Convention Center. If you would like to attend or have us email you the study in advance, please email us at:

Thursday, January 29, 2015.  12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
TRF Brown Bag Lunch: "Straddling the State Line: Notable Planning and Transportation Initiatives Underway in Northwest Indiana"
Join us for the next TRF brown bag lunch at DePaul University, School of Public Service, Dublin Room (Suite 1600), 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Free. Email us ​to register.

Sunday, March 1, 2015.  
DePaul University Study Abroad Trip : Curitiba, Brazil
Special, graduate-level, course offered by the School of Public Service, and supported by the Chaddick Institute. Only a few slots remaining for this week-long trip. Email us​ for more information.

Recent News

"Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (PDF, 14 pages). Released February 6, 2014.

"Motoring into the Mainstream: Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (PDF, 16 pages). Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Year-in-Review.  Released on January 14, 2014.