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Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5-6:30pm
TRF-Chicago Chapter Members Only Event
Come to our special after-work gathering with Beth McCluskey, Director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation at the Illinois Department of Transportation. Enjoy your favorite beverage, expand your network and then join in our relaxed discussion and Q&A with Ms. McCluskey, which will begin at 5:45pm and will highlight her experiences leading different state-wide transportation projects. RSVP: Free for members of TRF, email to reserve your space. Non-members may attend by registering for TRF and your membership will be good through 2019. Click here for more information. Location: Pazzos 311, 311 S Wacker.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 9-11am
MDRN Idea Sharing Event
Bring your design-related best practices and concerns to Chaddick's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) annual fall idea sharing and brainstorming event. The interactive event will gather municipal planners from across the region for small group discussions on a range of themes including lighting technology, small wireless facilities (SWF) and building materials. Join us at 14 E Jackson Suite 1600. RSVP to Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm
TRF Lunch & Learn at DePaul University
Join us at 14 E Jackson, Suite 1600 for a Transportation Research Forum "Lunch & Learn" session featuring a two-part program: first off, three staffers from the RTA  will discuss their wayfinding signage program; secondly, Audrey Winnick of the Metropolitan Planning Council will discuss the organization's new Transit Means Business​ study. This event is free to attend. Simply RSVP to The program will begin promptly at 12:05pm.

Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:00-11:30am
The Return of the Mega Development: Large-Scale Projects that Could Transform Chicago and its Suburbs
The program will focus on some of the notable "mega developments" proposed for the Chicago region. Location: 1 E Jackson, Room 8005. Check out the flyer here​ and click here to register. Email for more details.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 12-12:50pm
Special TRF Webinar with Executive Team at Miles
Join us for a special webinar with the executive team of Miles (, a Silicon Valley-based innovative transportation technology company helping cities incentivize "green" transportation choices and gain real time multi-modal data-based insights for planning. RSVP: Free for members of TRF-Chicago. Email for more details.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm
Webinar: Innovative Municipal Strategies to Promote Economic Development
The program will explore ways in which Illinois municipalities are working to promote economic development locally. Presenters include Nicholas Kachiroubas of DePaul University and Andy Blanke and Norman Walzer of Northern Illinois University. The event is hosted by the Chaddick Institute and the School of Public Service at DePaul University. Email to RSVP for free.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm
Webinar: Chicagoland Millennials: Implications for the Suburbs
The free webinar will highlight the homebuying preferences and tendencies of Millennials across the country, and how those trends are likely to impact Illinois municipalities. Presenters include Alice Davis and Wesley LeBlanc of Gensler. Email to RSVP at no cost.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm
Webinar: Municipal Policy Responses to the Growth of Bikesharing, Ridesharing, and Homesharing in Illinois
The program will detail the various strategies and policies Illinois municipalities are employing to manage the evolving "sharing economy" as it relates to bikesharing (Zagster, Divvy, Lime, etc.), ridesharing (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and homesharing (Airbnb, HomeAway, etc.). Presenters include Brandon Bordenkircher, Riley O'Neil and C. Scott Smith. Email to RSVP for free.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm
Lunch Symposium: Promoting Alternatives to Private Vehicle Travel in Illinois Cities: Five Case Studies of Excellence
This midday symposium will highlight the work of five downstate Illinois communities that are doing exemplary work promoting alternatives to private automobile travel. Join us as we explore the successful strategies of Charleston and Urbana to promote bicycle travel, Galesburg and Rock Island to create pleasant walking environments, and Peoria's work to promote transit use. Representatives of these five communities have been invited to attend and be formally recognized for their efforts. The event will take place at DePaul University at 14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600. Email to RSVP for free. Check out the flyer here. Hope to see you there!​​​​​​​​​​