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Upcoming Events

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
MDRN Summer Walking Tour - Glencoe
Each year the Chaddick Institute's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) works together with a Chicago area community to develop a summer walking tour highlighting various elements of urban design. We're pleased to announce that the Village of Glencoe has volunteered to host this year's event! The mobile workshop will feature examples of community collaboration via public-private partnerships, restoration and preservation projects, and urban design review throughout the downtown area. The tour is free and open to municipal officials, architects, planners and anyone interested in urban design. Register here, or email for more information. The group will meet at Village Hall (675 Village Court, Glencoe, Il 60022) in the Council Chambers on the second floor beginning at 9 a.m. for light breakfast, coffee, and networking.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.
VIP Tour of Chicago Union Station with Len Korski
Join us for a special Transportation Research Forum "Members Only" event with noted architect Len Korski of Goettsch Partners, Inc. Korski led the restoration work in the station's magnificent Great Hall. Tour begins at 5:15 and mixer around 6 p.m. at Dylan's Tavern & Grill at 118 S. Clinton. Click here to join the "TRF"; dues are just $50 annually and $20 for students. The membership perks include two annual high-profile members-only events, the second of which will be this autumn. To RSVP or learn more, email

Early August, Evening
Ravinia Festival Informal Outing
We are tentatively planning an informal evening out at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. on one of these summer evenings. Open to all. Everyone will purchase tickets separately. To be put on the "interest list",email

Friday, September 27, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Megaregion: The Consultation of Chicago
Become part of the Chaddick delegation participating in this important "Think Tank 2019" event at 325 S. Wells Street. Professor Schwieterman will speak on bus and rail transportation in our megaregion at 2 p.m. Click here for event details, or email to learn more about joining our delegation.​