Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development

Events & News

Upcoming Events  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 - 8:00pm
Young Professionals: Screening of The Human Scale
The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, Young Professional’s program and the APA-IL Young Planners Group invite you to attend a screening of the urban planning documentary: The Human Scale, by Andrea M. Dalsgaard. The movie features renowned Danish architect, Jan Gehl, and discusses how we can plan for an ever-increasing urban population by making cities more attractive and accommodating. Join fellow graduate students and young planners for this movie, and immediately following, we will continue the discussion at a nearby restaurant, TBA. We hope to see you there! Location: Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, CDM Building Suite 9000.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
How Neighborhood Design affects Social Capital: Lessons from Chicago and Developing Countries
Hosted by Dr. Marco Tavanti. Part of the School of Public Service, Global Café Series. Location: School of Public Service, Dublin Suite, 14 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL. More details coming soon! Email: for details.

Friday, May 2, 2014
Chaddick Institute Spring Study Trip: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Chaddick Institute is proud to announce our 2014 spring study trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday May 2, to visit notable urban development sites.  The $30 fee includes double occupancy hotel on Thursday evening, breakfast, lunch, and full-day tour on Friday.  Students arrange their own transportation to Milwaukee. For information, please email or visit to register.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:15 - 8 p.m.
Sustainable Urban Development: Critical Issues, Innovative Ideas   
Evening gathering with panel discussion sponsored by the Sustainable Urban Development graduate program. Free. Location: School of Public Service, 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600.  Email for information.

Friday, June 6, 2014 
Transport Chicago Conference
Join the Chaddick delegation attending this year's Transport Chicago conference at the University of Illinois-Chicago.  Look for the Chaddick Institute display booth featuring our latest publications and upcoming events. Registration link: To join our group, email

Friday, November 14, 2014.  6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
"Terminal Town" Celebratory Banquet
We invite you to our highly anticipated banquet as part of our special project, "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City", at Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St.  Includes special video production to recognize leading figures in the construction and preservation of air, bus, and train terminals in the region. For more information, email:


Chaddick News  

NEW! "Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (PDF, 14 pages). Released February 6, 2014.

"Motoring into the Mainstream: Intercity Bus Service in the United States". (PDF, 16 pages). Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study – 2013 Year-in-Review.  Released on January 14, 2014. If you would like a copy of this study, please email

 Click here for a summary of highlights of recent Chaddick programs and events