Archived UTC Events

Fall 2017 Events

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

October 5, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Rocco Zucchero, Chief of Planning, Illinois Tollway
Topic: The Illinois Tollway’s Transportation Planning Process
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

October 19, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Carrie Cooper, Deputy Director of Transit, Illinois Department of Transportation

Topic: The FTA Transit Funding Application Process Made Simple
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: Please contact us via email to request a pdf version of the October 19 presentation.

November 2 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Bob Dean, Deputy Executive Director for Planning, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Topic: Looking Back on CMAP’s GO TO 2040
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download Presentation: Looking Back on CMAP’s GO TO 2040.

November 16, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Topic: No Choice But to Drive: Identifying the Most Significant Gaps in the Intercity Bus and Rail System in the United States
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download PresentationNo Choice But to Drive.

Spring 2017 Events

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

February 16, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Chris Hall, MUPP, Consultant Transport for London
Topic: Making the Transit Investment Case: Comparing London and Chicago
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Details: Greater London’s transit agenda — and how it provides a potential template for funding large-scale projects in metropolitan Chicago — will be explored during the first installment of the spring 2017 Seminar Series presentation hosted by the Urban Transportation Center at UIC.
Download Presentation: UTC Transit Investment Case Part 1.  UTC Transit Investment Case Part 2.

March 16, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speakers: Coley Anderson and David Levett, Moody’s Investors Service
Topic: How A Moody’s Analyst Rates Municipal Bonds
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago
Presentation: To obtain a copy of the presentation, please email: ebury@uic.edu.

Details: Government bonds are debt securities that help finance long-term investments, including infrastructure projects. Our speakers will discuss why local governments issue bonds, explain different types of bonds, present criteria used by Moody’s to assess credit and more.

April 20, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Susumu Kudo, PhD, Former UIC and UTC Research Assistant, Former Professor, Fukui Prefecture University, Japan
Topic: Making the Transit Investment Case II: Comparing Japan and the United States
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

Presentation: In Japan, most transportation agencies are operated by private companies. Since the 1964, a network of high-speed trains have been built to meet changing demographics. For this final Spring presentation, our speaker will discuss the development of the Shinkansen, five rail lines that connect Tokyo with other major cities, and offer insight on how new rail could benefit the U.S.

Fall 2016 Events

Special szaboportrait-reducedPresentation From CMAP’s Joseph Szabo

The Urban Transportation Center hosted a special noon-time presentation from metropolitan Chicago planning leader Joseph Szabo. A second presentation by CMAP Outreach Principal Jane Grover let participants “vote” on critical issues facing Northeastern Illinois.

December 1, 2016 — Noon to 1 p.m.
Speaker
: Joseph Szabo, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: The Power of a Unified Region, ON TO 2050 and Increasing Mobility
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
Biography: Read Mr. Szabo’s Biography.
Download: Download the Presentation by Mr. Szabo.  Download: Download the Presentation by Ms. Grover. Watch: A video of “The Power of a Unified Region” presentation.

Fall 2016 Seminar Series

For the Fall 2016 Seminar Series, the Urban Transportation Center partnered with Sam Schwartz Consulting to host four afternoon presentations on a transportation topic that’s becoming increasingly vital in modern society today.

Final UTC PosterThe series, “Exploring Urban Mobility: Navigating the Road Ahead,” addressed poignant issues through current studies and practices.

September 29, 2016 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Joe Iacobucci, Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz Consulting
Topic: Policy Impact: Shared Mobility and Public, Private and Providers
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago

October 13, 2016 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Joe Iacobucci, Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz Consulting
Topic:  Mobility as a Service: Integrating Modes and Autonomous Vehicles
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago

October 27, 2016 — Noon to 1 p.m.
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Speaker: Mark de la Vergne, Principal Sam Schwartz Consulting
Topic: Tale of Three Cities: Mobility Strategies in Grand Rapids, Pittsburgh and Boise
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
DownloadTale of Three Cities handout.

bill-and-tim-of-tmaNovember 17 — Noon to 1 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Bill Baltutis and Tim Grzesiakowski, TMA of Lake-Cook
Topic: Shuttle Bug: Linking Workers to Public Transportation in Lake County
Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download: TMA of Lake Cook Shuttle Bug Presentation.  Watch: A video of the “TMA Shuttle Bug” presentation.

Watch for details on speakers. All UTC Seminar Series events are free and open to interested parties. Call 312-413-1967 with questions.

Spring 2016 Events

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UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Yonah Freemark, Manager, Metropolitan Planning Council
Topic: Equitable Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Chicago
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download TOD Seminar Series presentation.
Download a video of the TOD Seminar Series presentation.

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Speakers: Zhong Chen, PE, PLS, Principal, uGRIDD
Matthew Gibbs, Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: Geo-referencing Infrastructure Data
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download a video of the uGRIDD Seminar Series presentation.
Download the uGRIDD Seminar Series presentation.
Download an Engineering News Record Article on the uGRIDD platform.

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UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Ning Ai, PhD., Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Topic: Green Commuting in Health Care: Obstacles and Best Practices
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110, 412. S. Peoria St., Chicago
Download the Green Healthcare Commuting Seminar Series Presentation.

Fall 2015 Events

October 15, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: David Spacek, Deputy Director of Transit for Public Transportation Programs, IDOT Division
of Public and Intermodal Transportation
Topic: The Role of Public Transportation in the Community
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110
Download a video of the “The Role of Public Transportation in the Community” presentation.
Download a pdf version of the “The Role of Public Transportation in the Community” presentation.

November 19, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Maciek Nowak, PhD, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Graduate School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Topic: Trends in Supply Chain Management
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110

Download a video of the “Trends in Supply Chain Management” presentation.
Download a pdf version of the “Trends in Supply Chain Management” presentation.

December 3, 2015 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker:  Ted Hampton, Vice President-Senior Credit Officer, State Ratings Team
Moody’s Investor Service
Topic: CTA’s Sales Tax Bonds: An Analytical Approach
Venue: CUPPA Conference Room 110.
Download a video of the “CTA’s Sales Tax Bonds” presentation.

Spring 2015 Events

February 18, 2015 — Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Special Presentation Co-Hosted with the Great Cities Institute
Speaker: Erin Aleman
Principal Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: Presenting the Fund 2040 Proposal
GCI Conference Room, Suite 400

Download a pdf copy of Part 1 of the “Fund 2040” presentation.
Download a pdf copy of Part 2 of the “Fund 2040” presentation.
View a webcast of the “Fund 2040″presentation.
View a video recording of the “Fund 2040” presentation.

January 6, 2015
Best Practices in Regional Transit Governance Forum
Speakers: Elected and Appointed Officials, Transportation Experts
Presentations:
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of the Evolution of Chicago’s Regional Transit Governance, Steve Schlickman, Urban Transportation Center
Regional Transit Governance: Best Practices, Joshua Schank, Eno Center

Panel Discussions:
Transit Experts:  Kathy Tholin, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Bill Ankner, Transportation Solutions; Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency; MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council; Steve Schlickman, Urban Transportation Center; Joshua Schank, Eno Center for Transportation
Elected Officials: Illinois Senator Daniel Biss; Illinois Representative Mike Fortner; DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin; RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard

Venue: UIC Student Center East

Read an analysis of topics discussed.
Download the Regional Transit Governance Program
Download speaker biographies.

View a pdf version of Steve 
Schlickman’s presentation.

Fall 2014 Events

September 19, 2014
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Sean Brennan
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Technology
CUPPA Conference Room, Suite 110

September 30, 2014
UTC Special Guest Lecture

Speakers: Rob Mooren, Paul Willis, Yann Lablais and Carlos ValsecchiArcadis 2 compressed
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Topic: Perspectives on Projects That Improve Quality of Life
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

October 9, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series

Speaker: Joe Albritton
Deputy Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Topic: Transit Accessibility & Etiquette for People With Disabilities
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

October 20, 2014
UTC 35th Anniversary Gala

Speakers: Dr. Robert Paaswell, Dr. David Boyce, Dr. Ashish Sen, Dr. Siim Sööt and Stephen Schlickman
Topic: The UTC: A Retrospective Panel Discussion
Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower, Chicago

October 24, 2014logo-urban-insights
UTC Seminar Series
Speakers: Phil Silver and Wade Rosado
Urban Insights
Topic: Delivering Big Data & Predictive Analytics to the Transit Industry
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

November 13, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Symone L. Simmons
Program Coordinator, UIC Gender & Sexuality Center
Topic: Gender, Sexuality & Public Transportation
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

December 4, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. James Hammerschmidt
Executive Director, and Ray Mitic, Associate Director
UIC Office of International Services
Topic: Transportation & the International Student
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

Spring 2014 Events

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UTC Diversity Seminar Series
Speaker: Eric Holeman, MUPP
Scheduling Analyst at the Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: The Division of Berlin’s Transit System 1945-89
CUPPA Conference Room, Suite 110

April 17, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Patricia Berry
Principal at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: The Role of Women in Transportation Management
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

March 19, 2014
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Karen M. Tamley
Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities
Topic: Chicago’s Disability Policy and Accessibility Compliance
Urban Planning and Policy Conference Room, Suite 262
Download a copy of the presentation on Disability Policy and Accessibility Compliance.

March 5, 2014
UTC Spring Seminar Series Lecture
Speaker: Tom Murtha
Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Topic: Transportation System Performance Measures for the Chicago Region
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Download a copy of the Performance Measures Presentation.

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UTC Special Guest Lecture
Speaker: Christina Drouet
Program Manager for Chicago Modernization Program, Federal Aviation Administration
Topic: The O’Hare Modernization and Chicago Airspace Project
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Download a copy of the O’Hare 2014 Modernization Program Presentation.

 February 5, 2014
UTC Spring Seminar Series Presents
Speaker: Richard H. Thompson
Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle
Topic: Supply Chain and Logistic Solutions
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400

 

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December 4, 2013
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speaker: Nasutsa Mabwa
Project Manager for Development, McCaffery Interests/ UIC Master of Urban Planning & Policy
Topic: Transportation Vision for Chicago’s Lakeside Development
Click here to reach the Lakeside website.

November 20, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Jordan Snow
UTC Research Analyst
Topic: Shanghai to Beijing: A Transportation Travelogue

November 6, 2013
UTC Fall Seminar Series
Speakers: Elsa Guiterrez and Will Gillespie
Chicago Transit Authority
Topic: CTA Red Line South: Better, Faster, Smoother
Click here to download the CTA Red Line Presentation.

October 16, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. Chris Barlow
UIC College of Business Administration
Topic: Increase Innovation Synergy by Appreciating Diversity
Please download two essays below from Dr. Barlow.
Download the essay: Leadership.
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ownload the essay: Learning Styles.

September 27, 2013
Special Guest Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Ring, MD
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Topic: Clinicians’ Update on Climate and Health

September 11, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Liz Thomson, Assistant Director
UIC Gender & Sexuality Center
Topic: Overview of the LGBTQA Communities
Download a PowerPoint presentation.
View a YouTube video

March 14, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Urban planning graduate students
Topic: Gender and Transportation

February 21, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Joshulynn White
Topic: Diversity in Public Transit

January 23, 2013
UTC Diversity Lunch
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Barlow, Ph.D., Professor, UIC College of Business Administration
Topic: Creative Understanding of Diverse Perspectives

2012 Events

December 3, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Dr. Teresa Cordova, Ph.D., Director Great Cities Institute
Topic: Roadway Improvement in Diverse Communities

April 24, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Maria-Teresa Roman, president of the Chicago Chapter of COMTO
Topic: The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

April 16, 2012
UTC Guest Lecture Series
Speaker: Frank Patton
Topic: Illiana Expressway and Proposed Rail Corridor

March 28, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Jason Duba
Topic: Age Diversity in Transportation

February 28, 2012
UTC Diversity Lunch Series
Speaker: Rebecca Geissler
Topic: Feminist Transportation Planning

Older UTC Events

Thursday, June 2, 2011
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Cal Marsella
Topic: Running Public Transit as a Business
Download a copy of the video.

Friday, April 22, 2011
UTC Spring Seminar Series
Speaker: Robert G. Stanley
Topic: Mobility Management’ in the 21st Century: The Roots of a New Paradigm in Local and Regional Public Transportation
Download a copy of the video.