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Upcoming Events

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Friday, January 26 from 9 to 11:30am
When Tenants Take a Fall: The Adaptive Reuse Of Vacant Or Underperforming Real Estate. Chaddick Institute/DePaul Real Estate Center Symposium
Join us for a symposium about the transformation of struggling retail properties into community centers, medical centers, storage facilities, and even urban farming locations. We will explore why the pace of this activity is accelerating and how adaptive reuse can earn surprisingly favorable returns for investors. The symposium will be held at 1 E Jackson, Room 8005. $45. To register, click here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from noon to 1pm
Improving Downtown Districts Webinar
Join us for a webinar discussion highlighting "Strategies to Improve Downtown Districts: Lessons from Illinois Municipalities." The event follows up on two articles published in the second issue of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal (IMPJ). Norm Walzer and Miriam "Mim" Evans of Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies and Steve Wilson of Gensler will present. The event will be co-hosted by DePaul's School of Public Service and Chaddick's Municipal Design Review Network.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from noon to 1pm
Lunch Lecture: A Review of Recent Policies Affecting Immigrant Children in Illinois
Chaddick will host a lunch presentation discussing the current immigration policy context in Illinois. The presentation draws from research published in the second issue of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. Presenters will include graduate student Elisabet Barrios and Assistant Professor, Meghan Condon of DePaul University's School of Public Service. The program will be co-hosted by DePaul University's Master in Public Policy Program. The presentation will take place at DePaul University's Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson, 16th Floor.

March 17 to March 22, 2018
Brussels Study Abroad Trip
This annual trip, led by Prof. Joe Schwieterman, is one of SPS's most popular study abroad offerings, featuring field visits to NATO and outlying parts of Belgium, as well as discussions with European diplomats and senior EU strategists. Students should register for MPS 575 or an independent study for the Winter 2018 term. Click Brussels Study Abroad 2018 Info Deck.pdf to see more, and click here ​to get your application started today.

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018
Transportation Research Forum's 59th Annual Forum
Transportation Research Forum is pleased to be hosting the 59th Annual Forum​ in partnership with The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies at the historic Coffman Memorial Union.  As always, this will be an excellent opportunity for transportation professionals, academics and graduate students to advance their research. Discuss the latest research, debate contemporary transportation issues, give and receive feedback on research and network with other professionals at this year’s conference in Minneapolis.  Abstracts are due Nov. 30th, 2017. In conjunction with the Forum, a special half-day program will be dedicated to graduate student papers.  This is an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in presenting, receive rigorous but sympathetic feedback on research and network with potential employers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from noon to 1 pm
Municipal Innovations in Environmental Policy Webinar
Chaddick will host a webinar entitled, "Municipal Innovations in Environmental Policy: Case Studies in Composting and Forestry Management" drawing from research published in the second issue of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. Presenters will include Lindsay Darling of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) and C. Scott Smith, Joseph Schwieterman, and April Janssen Mahajan of DePaul University. The webinar will be of special interest to communities and stakeholders who are interested in maximizing natural resources and be co-hosted by DePaul's Sustainable Urban Development Program. ​​
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