Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development


The Chaddick Institute offers technical programs, special events and research seminars throughout the academic year on topics of interest to land-use professionals and students. Please call Marisa Schulz, the Assistant Director of the Chaddick Institute, at 312.362.5731 with any questions about upcoming events or registration. Please browse through the links to the left for more information about our programs.

Beyond Burnham Oral History SeriesThese quarterly roundtable discussions, videotaped for posterity, showcase the extraordinary work of those individuals who have helped shape the land use and transportation in Metropolitan Chicago.

Community Development Certificate: A curricular program providing skills in community and analysis and development.

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.

Muncipal Design Review Network (MDRN): Collaborative, professional-to-professional networking events sponsored by the Institute. 

Municipal Development Awards: Our annual competition to recognize municipal excellence.

Students and Scholarships: Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Chicago.

Technical & Mobile Workshops: Our popular workshop series on pressing planning and development topics. 

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