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Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm
Skill-Building Workshop in Urban Analytics
Pursuing opportunities in today’s job market often requires familiarity with online tools to model and evaluate complex social problems and policies. The Chaddick Institute, in partnership with the School of Public Service, is hosting a hands-on workshop aimed at helping students build their résumés. The three hour workshop will introduce students to a variety of open datasets and tools to inform urban planning and policy. Students will receive a certificate of completion for actively participating. Click here to learn more about this offering and how to register. The workshop is limited to 15 participants and costs $25 per student.

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.
Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30a to 6:30pm
APA-IL Annual Mentoring & Networking Event  |  "See the Planning Sectors"
The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter is hosting a mentoring program for people interested in learning more about the realities of working in the different planning sectors - public, private and non-profit. There will be an interactive panel discussion and Q&A with planning experts working across the sectors and speakers will share career advice. This free event will be held at Haymarket Brewery & Pub, 737 W. Randolph. For more information or to register, click here. Email ​if you are interested in attending as part of the Chaddick student cohort.

Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30a to 12pm
2018 RTA Planning Workshop
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and DePaul's Chaddick Institute are presenting a half-day workshop on transit-oriented development in the Chicago region. This year's theme, Connected Communities, will focus on planning and development housing around the regional transit system. Register for FREE here.

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 12 to 14, 2018
2018 National Shared Mobility Summit
Don't miss this exciting conference, hosted this year in Chicago from March 12-14th. Chaddick is thrilled to be part of the host committee, and we look forward to seeing you there. For more information or to register, click here.

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, April 25 from noon to 1pm
Lunch Lecture | Electric Deregulation: Has It Failed to Deliver on the Promised Benefits to Consumers?
Join utilities expert Kenneth Rose for an hour-long brownbag lecture on electric deregulation in the US. Rose is a lecturer at DePaul University, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University, and Research Fellow at the Chaddick Institute. The talk will take place at DePaul University's School of Public Service, located at 14 E. Jackson, 16th Floor. Email ​to RSVP today.  

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 a​re interested in maximizing natural resources and be co-hosted by DePaul's Sustainable Urban Development Program.
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