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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 between 1:30pm and 2:20pm
Research Insights into the Propensity for Bus and Rail Travel in the US
Join us for a special webinar featuring new research exploring patterns in which travelers on urban and intercity trips use buses as trains rather than private vehicles. We'll discuss timely two studies illustrating the dynamics of creating a more balanced transportation system. First, Professor Nicholas J. Klein of Cornell University will discuss "Remembrance of Cars and Buses Past: How Prior Life Experiences Influence Travel." Klein asks the questions "Does living in a neighborhood with high-quality public transit influence travel behavior later in life, even if you move. Then, Chaddick Directors C. Scott Smith and Joe Schwieterman will discuss "Ground Transportation Gaps: Evaluating Recent Setbacks in Amtrak and Intercity Bus Travel during an Era of Lower Cost Fuel," a new study showing that some of the momentum in intercity bus and train traffic and service expansion has diminished since 2015, in part due to lower costs for auto and air travel. Email to RSVP for the webinar.

Monday, August 28, 2017 between 6pm and 7:30pm
School of Public Service Student Orientation
Swing by the Chaddick Institute table during the new graduate student orientation at 14 E Jackson to learn more about the exciting opportunities we have coming up during the 2017-18 academic year for graduate students. Or, email" to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:45am
Designing for (and with) Industry: Best Practices for New Industrial Project Development & Design
Join Chaddick's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) at the American Planning Association, Illinois (APA-IL) 2017 State Conference in Downtown Naperville to hear from architects and planners about trends in industrial development and strategies for improving the quality of design of industrial buildings. The APA-IL annual conference takes place September 13-15, 2017. Register via the conference website.