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Upcoming Events

For highlights and photos of recent Chaddick programs, please click here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020  1:00 – 3:45 pm
Training Session #1 for Plan Commissioners, American Planning Association, Illinois Chapter Annual Conference (online)
This session will discuss the responsibilities of commissioners, how to run effective public hearings and how to make objective, defensible decisions.  Email Laurie Marston at chaddick@depaul.edu to learn more.  $50 fee includes registration to several other conference sessions.

Thursday, September 17, 2020  2:30 - 5:00 pm
Training Session #2 for Plan Commissioners, American Planning Association, Illinois Chapter Annual Conference (online) 
An expert panel of developers, architects, traffic engineers, attorneys, city managers and Mayors will discuss their roles in the development review process and how they work with the Plan Commission.  $50 fee includes registration to several other conference sessions.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00-5:35 PM 
Info Session for Graduate Students
We welcome all graduate students at DePaul and other universities to join us online to find out about the many ways to get involved with the Chaddick Institute. This event will be led by professors Schwieterman and Smith. The session will be conducted via Zoom. Email chaddick@depaul.edu to be notified of details. Email chaddick@depaul.edu with questions.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:40 PM
Reclaiming Abandoned or Out-of-Service Railroad Lines for Freight and Excursion Service 
Join the Chaddick Institute and Forgotten Chicago for a special autumn webinar featuring a remarkable phenomenon: a movement to reclaim abandoned or long out-of-service railroad lines for freight or excursion railway service. Professor Joe Schwieterman and Jessica Kupets will review, with striking cartography and photographs, “success stories” across the country, including routes in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington states.  We’ll see how short-line railroads and nonprofit organizations have been working allow trains to roll again on routes that hadn’t see trains in decades.  Michael Shea, President, Black River & Western Railroad, a heritage railway in New Jersey, will present a case-study example. To register or ask questions, email chaddick@depaul.edu. Free.

Wednesday, October 7, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
The Future of Transit Bus Service in the United States
We’ll offer a broad national perspective and have guest experts from several major cities. To learn more or register, email chaddick@depaul.edu