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Upcoming Events

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March 4, 2021 Noon - 1 pm CT
New Amtrak Chicago - Twin Cities Service Transportation Research Forum Lunch & Learn
Join us for an event co-sponsored by the Chicago and Twin Cities chapters of the Transportation Research Forum exploring the continuing plans to add a second daily train on the Chicago - Twin Cities route.  Panelists include several Amtrak representatives and other transportation experts from both Chicago and Minneapolis.  We'll also provide additional updates on other Amtrak related initiatives in the Midwest.   Free.  Click here to register.

March 5, 2021 12 - 1:30pm CT
Suburban Design in the New Era
Join us for a webcast hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN), where attendees will learn about design strategies and amenities that the suburbs are embracing for healthier and more dynamic spaces. Click here to register for this event.

April 6-8, 2021
2021 Transportation Research Forum Conference
The Chaddick Institute will be participating in presentations and sponsoring the 2021 Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Conference, which will be held in an online format.  This widely anticipated event attracts research experts from around the world.   Please click here if you are interested in submitting an abstract for the conference.  Please email us at if you would like information about participating in this event.   We are proud to the be the institutional home of TRF's Chicago Chapter.

April 2021
Spring Study Trip for Graduate Students
We encourage all SPS and SUD graduate students to make plans to attend our virtual Spring Study Trip. Our virtual trip will include some vicarious visits to fascinating place around the United States and abroad.  The event will be held on a Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm (date TBA-check back here for details).  Email to learn more.