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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.

Saturday, September 27. 10AM - 2PM
CNU-IL/SNU-IL Pop-up Urban Design Studio, Co-hosted by the Chaddick Institute
CNU Illinois and the Illinois Chapter of the Students for the New Urbanism will host the second annual Pop-up Urban Design Studio. Planning and design students from DePaul, Judson and UIC will come together in intercollegiate teams for a two-hour, peer-led charrette. Free, with registration. Chaddick Institute-Conference Room, 243 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 9000. Click here to register! Click here to view the site plan and here for a proposal description for the event.

Tuesday, September 30. 12PM - 1PM
Transportation Research Forum Brown Bag Lunch: "Transit Future: An Initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Active Transportation Alliance".
Join our discussion with leaders Jacky Grimshaw and Ron Burke about their program's goals and visually impressive website, Free with RSVP. Dublin Room, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600. Email to RSVP. Bring your lunch!

October 1-3. 2014 
American Planning Association- Illinois State Conference
Join our delegation attending this years APA-IL conference in Evanston, IL. Visit our display table in the exhibit area! For more information on the conference, Click Here! If you are interested in joining the delegation, please email:  As part of the conference, we will also take part in the full-day 'Planning Officials' Track. For more information, Click Here & to Register, Click Here.

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 watch for registration details in the coming weeks. Email for more information.

Saturday, November 1, 10AM - 7:30PM
10th bi-Annual Chaddick Institute Study Trip
Join us for an informative day that includes a gathering at Midway Airport with former Southwest Airlines CEO Howard Putnam and stops on notable South Side transportation hubs/community development sites, via minibus. Meet downtown at 10 a.m., returning around 7:30 p.m. Open to DePaul students and alums. More details coming soon. Email to be notified about registration. Click here for information on the Chaddick Institute Study Trip program!

Friday, November 21, 2014.  6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
"Terminal Town" Celebratory Banquet
We invite you to our highly anticipated banquet as part of our special project, "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City", at Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St.  Includes special video production to recognize leading figures in the construction and preservation of air, bus, and train terminals in the region. View banquet information.  Register for event. For additional information email:

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.