DePaul University College of LAS > Centers & Institutes > Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development > News and Events

Events & News

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 6, 2016
Chaddick Spring Study Trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Join us for a full day "mobile workshop" to learn about innovative planning strategies in this neighboring city known for its vibrant lakefront and historical industrial areas.  The trip is open to all current SPS students and alums.  $25 registration fee includes accommodations Thursday night in Milwaukee, breakfast, and lunch.  Day trips are also possible.  Participants are required to secure their own transportation to and from Milwaukee.  Space is limited!  Registration information available here​ or email for more information.

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 5:45-7:00 PM
SPS Authentic Conversations Series: The Hon. Ray LaHood and Dr. Frank Mackaman
Please join SPS in welcoming two distinguished guests to a special feature of the SPS Authentic Conversation lecture series with a focus on bipartisanship.  The Honorable Ray LaHood represented Illinois' 18th Congressional district for 7 terms from 1995-2009 before serving as President Obama's first Secretary of Transportation from 2009-2013.  Dr. Mackaman recently published a book on bipartisanship and is currently employed at the Dirksen Congressional Center in downstate Illinois.  For questions regarding this event or the Authentic Conversations series, contact Dr. Nick Kachiroubas at​.  This event is free and open to current SPS students and alums, but RSVP is required​ due to limited space.  SPS Suite, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, 16th Floor.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Chaddick Institute Leadership in Honor of Camille Hatzenbuehler
The Chaddick Institute is currently working with a prestigious committee to create this award, which will recognize a woman who has demonstrated leadership in civic engagement in Chicago. This scholarship is in memory of Camille and her many contributions to the Chaddick Institute, as well as her active engagment with civic institutions around Chicago. The winner(s) of the scholarship will be recognized at a luncheon.  Please email​ for more information.

​Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12-1:30 PM
​Sandhouse Gang Luncheon on Rail Transit
Join us as we host Northwestern University's "Sandhouse Gang" for a special event focusing on major rail-corridor investments in the Chicago metropolitan area.  Time and date for this event are still tentative.  DePaul University School of Public Service, Dublin Room, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600.  Email​ for more details.

Friday, June 10, 2016
Transport Chicago Annual Conference
Be sure to say "hello" to the Chaddick team at our display table during the Transport Chicago conference, held at the UIC Forum.  We will have publications and information about our upcoming events available.  You can also meet staff members and students enrolled in our M.A. in Sustainable Urban Development Program.  Click here for more information​ on the conference.

July, 2016 (Date TBA)
Downtown Glenview Walking Tour
The Chaddick Institute's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) will host its annual "Downtown Walking Tour" this July in Glenview, Illinois.  This traditional North Shore suburb has embarked on an ambitious plan to revitalize it's village downtown, including a rebuilt Metra train station, public library, repurposed Dominick's grocery store, and riverwalk along the North Branch of the Chicago River.  Tours are lead by staff from the municipality for in depth analysis and discussion about the projects we will see.  The tour is free, with an optional lunch at a local restaurant to follow.  More information and date coming soon!

Terminal Town

Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present this special transportation festival, featuring a traveling exhibit on display now at Chicago Union Station.  Please visit a special website​ for information regarding the exhibit and upcoming "Terminal Town" events, including presentations showcasing the evolution of air, bus, and train travel in the Windy City.

Recent Publications​
The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Alexander Levin, Matthew Michel, and Heather Spray.  Published January 13, 2016.  Click here to download a copy of this study​.  Email​ to reach the research team.

Chaddick Institute Holiday Forecasts of Intercity Bus Travel.  Click here.

The Digitally Connected Commuter: Tracking the Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago Suburban Trains by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Marisa Schulz, Ryan Forst, Matt Michel, and Martin Sellers.  Published July 14, 2015.  Download a copy of this study.  To reach the study team, email

Joseph P. Schwieterman's Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, Train Stations and Steamship Landings: 1939 - present. (Lake Forest College Press, 2014, 301 pages). Includes 215 color photographs and 20 custom maps. Featured in the Chicago Tribune! Click here for information.