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The Chaddick Institute offers technical programs, special events and research seminars throughout the academic year on topics of interest to land-use, transit, and municipal policy professionals and students. Please call 312.362.5731 with any questions about upcoming events or registration. 


DePaul Chaddick Windy City in Motion exhibit
We are excited to announce that our all-new exhibit, Windy City in Motion: Movies + Travel in Chicago, is now open at Chicago Union Station! You'll find fascinating portrayals of our city's transportation system and neighborhoods - many of which have been prominently featured on the silver screen - in this multi-media exhibit. 

collaborative effort between the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and the Digital Chicago project at Lake Forest College,  Windy City in Motion is a continuation of the Terminal Town festival (2014-2015)which showcased Chicago’s extraordinary role as a center of U.S. passenger transportation. The companion book, also titled Terminal Town​, further highlights Chicago's great icons of transportation including Union Station, Dearborn Station, and Midway and O’Hare airports, as well as lesser-known and long-gone terminals throughout the metropolitan region - all of which firmly position the Windy City as America’s premier travel hub.

This exhibit was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Tom E. Dailey Foundation.


Beyond Burnham Oral History Series: This annual event showcases the extraordinary work of those individuals who have helped shape land use and transportation in Metropolitan Chicago.
Technical & Mobile Workshops: Our popular workshop series on pressing planning and development topics.

Student Engagement

Community Development Certificate: A curricular program providing skills in community and analysis and development.
Students and Scholarships: Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Chicago.

Community Engagement

Helping the Community: A sampling of the institute's work with partners and neighborhoods. Includes our Leading Community Change program and other initiatives for high school students in metropolitan Chicago.
Municipal Development Awards: Our annual competition to recognize municipal excellence.

Technical Programs

Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN): Collaborative, professional-to-professional networking events sponsored by the Institute. 
Transportation Research Forum - Chicago Chapter:  The Chaddick Institute is the administrative home of the Chicago Chapter of the Transportation Research Forum. This chapter  of "TRF" sponsors quarterly brown bag lunches, offered free of charge, on the DePaul campus and other events showcasing innovations and research in transportation.  Email to be added to our mailing list or visit our Upcoming Events page for information about our planned programs.