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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.​

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9 - 10:30 a.m.​
Workshop: Combining Design-Related Commissions: Streamlining or Surrendering?
Many communities around the region are engaged in intensive discussions about whether or not to combine design-related commissions to enhance efficiency and reduce staffing costs. Join us for our 4th Annual Municipal Design Review Network/American Planning Association Workshop to explore this topic and the associated challenges and opportunities. DePaul O'Hare Campus at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr. Free. RSVP to:​. 

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Terminals in the Movies: Terminal Town Event
Join the entire Terminal Town team for an event to enjoy and discuss the significance of famous clips of Chicago terminals in major motion pictures. This evening event will be free and include a showing of nearly a dozen clips, including scenes from Blues Brothers, North by Northwest, and Risky Business. Free–includes freshly popped popcorn! Presenters include Greg Borzo, Marisa Schulz, and Joe Schwieterman. DePaul Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60604. Please RSVP

Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2
Congress for the New Urbanism: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Place
Join Chaddick Scholar and CNU intern Gary Scott at the 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.  Be a part of the excitement by learning and networking with top real estate developers, architects, planners, and advocates working to make cities better places.  Special discounts available for students, CNU members, nonprofits, and government officials.  Visit​ for more information.  Please contact Gary Scott via​ if you are interested in attending.​

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.  Plans are still being finalized, email for more information!​

Past Events

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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:

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 Fultonan 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. 

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, 2015, 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​​

Friday, February 27, 2015, 12 PM-12:40 PM
TRF Conference Call/Webinar Series
​A presentation and interactive discussion with Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO of, a Boston-based start-up that is revolutionizing how consumers book intercity bus and train tickets.  There is limited space available, please RSVP at​ for instructions to access the conference call and presentation.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Young Professionals Outing to SPS Hoops Game
Join the "Chaddick team" heading to the DePaul-Marquette Lady Blue Demons game on the Lincoln Park campus lead by Chaddick Scholar Gary Scott.  We will meet in the Student Center at 2 PM before attending the SPS reception prior to the 3 PM tip-off.   Email​ for deails.​​
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.​