Current 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

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

TOD 2 compressedFebruary 18, 2016– Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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.

March 17, 2016 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.compressed uGridd six
UTC Spring Seminar Series
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.

Green Hospital 1 compressedApril 21, 2016 — Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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.