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Upcoming Events

For highlights and photos of recent Chaddick programs, please click here.
Interested in joining our listserv? Email to learn about the options (e.g., student, municipal planning, transportation).​​

Thursday, August 5, 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Walking Tour hosted by City of Highland Park
Join our Municipal Design Review Network for its widely anticipated Summer Walking Tour hosted this year by the City of Highland Park.  After some gathering and networking time at City Hall and a formal “welcome” at 9:30, we’ll commence the walking tour of five or six sites in downtown Highland Park. The tour will end around 11:30 am with an optional lunch afterwards. This is a free event. To reserve a spot, click here. Highland Park City Hall is an easy walk from Metra. We will also send information about free parking options.​

September 1, 2021, 6:30 pm​
Municipal Design Review Network Anniversary Celebration
A special event celebrating the remarkable legacy of our Municipal Design Review Network and look forward to our future. All attendees will receive our beautiful new publication showcasing the many achievements of MDRN.  Location: Evanston, Illinois.  Email for details​.​​

September 17, 2021
Brussels Study Abroad Reunion
We invite all alumni of the School of Public Service's Brussels Study Abroad Program for an evening of reflection and celebration. T​he founder of the program, Dean Eitel, will attend. Schedule: free seminar in Chaddick Hall from 5 – 5:50 pm (open to all) followed by buffet dinner and program from 6 – 8 pm (registration required). Co-hosted by Chaddick Institute. Email to learn more.

Friday, October 8, 2021
Autumn Study trip to Milwaukee
We invite all graduate students and alums to join us for a day trip via Amtrak's Hiawatha Service for a fast-paced urban-planning immersion in our neighbor to the north. Meet at Chicago Union Station to join the group for an 8:25 am train. You can also board in Glenview or travel to Milwaukee on your own. Cost of $20, inclusive of train fare and lunch. Optional evening dinner in Milwaukee.

Not a student or alum? Email us about ways to join our delegation at

November 2021 (TBA)
Annual Co-Sponsored Conference with the Real Estate Center
Please check back in September for details about our annual conference with the DePaul Real Estate Center, 9 am-noon, date TBA. We are excited to bring everyone back for an in-person event. Breakfast included!

​April 6– 8, 2022
Travel with us to Transportation Conference in St. Louis
Join our delegation of graduate students and staff, and others Chicago-area professionals, attending the highly anticipated conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Graduate students can apply to have some of their trip costs (including registration and Amtrak fare) covered.

To learn more, email