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Impact of social media and technology on how and where we work, live and shop

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DePaul’s Real Estate Center and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development are hosting a conference on the impact of social media and technology on how and where we work, live and shop. The conference will take place on Feb. 29.

“Advancements in technology are shaping the way we develop, design and utilize space which ultimately influences the way we do business. This conference brings together innovative developers, designers, and creative consultants to discuss the impact technology and social media have on our use of physical space.”



  • What does that mean for the size, shape and number of stores needed?
  • How do property owners manage an influx of packages?
  • How do digital social networks translate into physical spaces in multifamily properties?
  • What effects does technology have on office space and furniture?
When: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012: 8am-12pm
Where: DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd. Room 8005 (DePaul University Loop Campus)
Registration Fee: $65.00
Optional Lunch Fee: $45.00

More information can be found on their events page.

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Millennium Park Project

Recently, DePaul’s College of Commerce produced an exciting video to accompany research on the Quadruple Net (economic, social/cultural, environmental, and sensory) value of Millennium Park in Chicago. The methodology is based on the book, Urban Design and the Bottom Line, by Dennis Jerke (published by the Urban Land Institute in December, 2008) and was used by graduate students at DePaul University (Department of Real Estate) and Texas A&M.



I think you will find this video extremely informative. We will be using this in classes here at DePaul. The video will also be used in classes at Texas A&M, as well as some conference presentations taking place over the next year.

Images provided by:

  • Chicago Works
    • Larry Orkent & Orkent Associates
    • Chinese Fine Arts Society
    • Chicago Public Library
    • Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture
    • Summit Productions
  • Jeff Carrion
    • Monika Thorpe
    • Rick Salisbury
    • Ryan Mikulenka

Congratulations and good work to everyone who collaborated on the project! Video production capably performed by Commerce’s own Rick Salisbury.
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