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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27, 2019 
APA-IL State Conference in Evanston 
Join our delegation attending the American Planning Association Illinois Chapter's Annual  State Conference in Evanston. Special arrangements for graduate students to be announced in early September. Click here to learn more about the conference and email chaddick@depaul.edu for more details and to be placed on the interested list.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 
Plan Commissioner Training at the APA-IL State Conference in Evanston 
Take part in a special training opportunity for plan commissioners on the first day of the APA-IL state conference. Commissioners get the chance to learn about legal aspects of the plan approval process and requirements related to conflict of interest and ethics from two practicing municipal attorneys. Topics will include: the nuts and bolts of running meetings, PUDs vs. straight zoning, making sure citizens feel heard, and preparing findings of fact for special uses and zoning variances. There is a special price of only $75 per commissioner for the daylong session. Click here to register your commissioners or email chaddick@depaul.edu to get in touch with Laurie Marston, FAICP, to learn more.

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 chaddick@depaul.edu to learn more about joining our delegation.​

Friday, October 25, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m.
New York, New York! An Update on Transportation Issues in America's Largest City​
Join us for a Transportation Research Forum Lunch & Learn, held jointly with DePaul's Urban Studies Cluster on contemporary transportation issues in New York, including a look at the enormous difficulty of moving freight through this city. Our speaker is Adam Lomasney, Assistant Vice President, New York Economic Development Corporation. ​To RSVP, email trf-chicago@depaul.edu​. Free. Bring your lunch. Invite a friend. Mr. Lomasney is a graduate of DePaul's School of Public Service.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Terminal Town Fifth Anniversary Walking Tour​​
Join the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University and Forgo​​tten Chicago​ as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Terminal Town festival and Chicago's role as one of the two world premier passenger transportation centers on Sunday, October 27, 2019! This all-new, three-hour walking tour will explore extant and former sites of some of Chicago's most importa​nt transportation terminals. Click here​ for details and registration. $20. Space is limited. Mixer afterwards at Bar Louie - Printers Row at 2:15 p.m. (free with RSVP). Tour begins near the Merchandise Mart and ends at Dearborn Station. 

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 8:25 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.
Chaddick Study Trip to Milwaukee
Join our highly anticipated study trip to this neighboring city. Registration includes lunch and round-trip Amtrak fares for DePaul students for $20. Depart from Chicago Union Station at 8:25 am and return back at 7:14 p.m. Alums and others can make separate Amtrak purchase or arrange their own transportation. Registrations can be cancelled with full refunds through October 28. Click here to register! ​

Thursday, November 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon (tentative)
Annual Conference with the DePaul Real Estate Center
Check back on September 15, 2019 for details about our popular annual conference with the DePaul Real Estate Center.  Location: Room 8005, DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd​.​