Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (Noon -1:00 p.m.)
TRF Brown Bag Lunch: "A Railroad for the 21st Century: The Illiana Rail Bypass Concept"
Join us for a special presentation by independent railroad consultant Mr. Jim Giblin, an independent railroad consultant and technical advisor for Great Lakes Basin, LLC, about a proposal for construction of "a railroad for the 21st Century." In the tradition of Daniel Hudson Burnham and the 1909 Plan of Chicago, the Illiana Rail Bypass Concept represents a truly "big plan" solution for the Chicago region's rail congestion issues. It calls for the construction of a railroad for the 21st Century to provide a new high speed, high capacity freight rail line around, not through, the Chicago Terminal. Location: DePaul University, School of Public Service, 14 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 1601 (16th FL), Chicago, IL 60604. To RSVP: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free event and please bring your lunch!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah
If you are attending this year’s CNU conference in Salt Lake City, join us on Saturday morning when Prof. Schwieterman unveils the results of this year’s Chaddick Institute Technology in Travel study.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (5:15 - 6:45 p.m.)
Chaddick Institute's End of the Year Reception
Please join the Chaddick Institute for our end of the year reception where we wrap-up the academic year, honor the winners of the 2013 Municipal Development Award, and recognize our Chaddick Scholars. To RSVP, please email us at email@example.com.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 (9:00 a.m. - Noon)
MDRN Summer Mobile Workshop: Des Plaines, IL
Location: Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St.
This year's summer event will be hosted by the City of Des Plaines. The downtown walking tour will include visits to two high density mixed-use Transit Oriented Developments where the urban design and project successes can be compared. Additional points of interest will include: viewing historic architecture with the Des Plaines History Center and a look at the before, during, and after stages of an in-progress downtown streetscape project with a focus on pedestrian and bicycle hardscape design improvements within the downtown. Following the tour, there will be a wrap-up discussion and Mexican lunch buffet will be offered at Caliente Restaurant. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Please contact the Chaddick Institute at email@example.com or 312-362-5731.
NEW! "Tablets Take Flight: The Rise of Personal Electronic Devices & The Growing Cost of the FAA Ban on Technology Use During Takeoffs/Landings" (PDF, 16 pages). Part A of Technology in Intercity Travel Study – 2013 Update: Our study on rising technology use on commercial flights. Released on May 22, 2013.
NEW! "The Digitally Connected Commuter: The Rapidly Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago’s Suburban Trains, 2012 – 2013" (PDF, 12 pages). Part B of Technology in Intercity Travel Study – 2013 Update: Our study on rising technology use on commuter rail. Released on May 14, 2013.
A New DePaul Urban Website Launched! Click here to visit the newly-launched urban@depaul website, a comprehensive resource for DePaul students, faculty, and community members who are interested in urban-related issues: http://las.depaul.edu/urban/. In order for this site to be successful, we need your help! This site will be frequently updated. So, if there’s any upcoming events or news you’d like us to include, please email it to Paige Largent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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