Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development


Founded in 1993, the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development is located at DePaul University's Loop Campus in Downtown Chicago. The Institute offers students and planning, design, and development professionals a forum to network and share expertise on urban planning issues through events, study trips, workshops, and research.
In recent years, the Institute has offered educational events in cooperation with the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, Lambda Alpha International, DePaul's Real Estate Center, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Scenic Illinois, Women in Planning and Development and other organizations. It offers students a number of opportunities to get involved with current planning and development projects.

More than 130 units of government have sent representatives to its technical workshops over the past several years. The Institute also offers a diverse array of publications and books on planning and transportation topics and is regularly quoted by national news organizations.

Directions to the Institute

Our on-campus workshops are held in Suite 9000 at 243 S. Wabash Avenue in downtown Chicago (the northeast corner of Jackson and Wabash — two blocks from the Art Institute of Chicago). Take the elevator to the ninth floor and turn left to Suite 9000. Parking is available on lots on Wabash Avenue, or in less expensive lots located south of the Congress Expressway.

We are less than a ten minute walk from Metra’s Van Buren Street and LaSalle Street Stations and a fifteen minute walk from Union Station and Ogilvy (Northwestern) Station. All CTA rapid-transit lines serving downtown Chicago stop within a few blocks of campus. We recommend that you use the Jackson or Adams stops.

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