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Events & News

Upcoming Events​​

"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 - April 2015. Please visit our new website for information regarding this special transportation festival.​

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.

​Thursday, February 12, 12:00 - 1 p.m.
American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA) Luncheon
Take part in the Greater Chicago chapter of ASPA’s next lunch presentation, featuring the Illinois Task Force on Civic Education.  Held in SPS Suite. Fee is $16 w/lunch; $7 without lunch.  Email 
with questions or register at​

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.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Annual Spring Study Trip: Madison, WI
Join the Chaddick team for our 10th study trip, featuring urban development sites in the Wisconsin state capital, April 30-May 1. Open to all DePaul students and alums. Arrive Thursday evening and take part if the the full day of field visits. This event is tentative; check back in late January for full details, or email

Past Events

Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
January YP: Tour of the 1K Fulton Development
Please join us on a tour of 1K Fulton, an existing loft building that is currently being transformed into a state-of-the-art LEED-certified office and retail building that will soon be home to Google. We will be meeting with Patrick O'Connor, Principal of Sterling Bay (an investment, development and construction company), who will give us an insider's tour of the building, followed-by a discussion about the Fulton neighborhood the redevelopment and LEED processes, and why Google chose this neighborhood. 

You can either meet at the lobby of the building that houses the Chaddick Institute (243 S. Wabash) at 5:15 p.m. and we can all take the green line over to the development. Or meet our group in the lobby at 1000 W. Fulton at 5:45 p.m.​  Email us ​to register.​​

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:

​​​Recent News

Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base:  2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Gary Scott and Martin Sellers.  Download a copy of this study

 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.​