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Urban Studies and Planning

Globalization: Environment, Labor, and Fair Trade
David Wirth
Mon Jan 24, 10am-03:00pm, 2-132, Break from 12-1pm

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

Troubled about the social policy impacts of globalization--on environmental quality, labor standards, human dignity--but puzzled about the underlying reasons for all the controversy? This workshop will address these and other issues of globalization in a hands-on but analytical manner, treating real-world concerns that have been identified by activitsts and the public. Advance sign-up recommended for distribution of background reading.
Contact: David Wirth, 9-314, x2-2248, wirthd@mit.edu

Narratives on Bioethics
Betsy Campbell
Wed Jan 26, 03:30-05:00pm, 7-338, Reception and dinner following

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)

Reconnect the wonder of advanced scientific research with its human side. This event brings together leading faculty from across MIT to talk about their personal exploration of bioethics and the interdisciplinary dimensions of their research. This panel will be followed by a reception for all -- and dinner with the faculty presenters for a lucky few students! Co-sponsored by HST.
Web: http://www.bioethics.gov/bookshelf
Contact: CRCP/CI Lab Staff, crcp_cilab@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Health Sciences & Technology

Networking for Planners
Olivia Fox Cabane, Spitfire Communications
Thu Jan 27, 09am-05:00pm, 3-401

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 24-Jan-2005
Limited to 20 participants.

A good planner must possess certain skills, including knowledge of how to cultivate and employ social capital and social networks. In this workshop, you will learn how to build consensus for your project inside and outside your organization, and build trust at all levels to ensure stakeholder support.
Contact: Kathleen Hoag, 9-547, x3-7692, hoag@mit.edu

Planning, Funding, and Implementing Transportation Projects in the Real World (or How It Really Works)
Kate Fichter, Eric Plosky
Fri Jan 21, 09:30am-12:30pm, 3-401

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

As a vital and complex element of any urban or regional environment, transportation infrastructure both affects and is affected by land use patterns, economic development policies, political power-brokering and environmental resources, and so offers a lens through which to study many of the choices and constraints available to today's planners. This seminar will offer a practice-oriented overview of the issues, players and trends most relevant to contemporary transportation planning, as taught by two MIT/DUSP alumni currently working in the field.
Contact: Kathleen Hoag, 9-547, x3-7692, hoag@mit.edu

White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action
Robert Sapiro White People Challenging Racism
Tue, Thu, Jan 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25, 06:30-08:30pm, 14E-304, (see note)

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 03-Jan-2005
Limited to 15 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Note: The meetings on January 4 and 6 are alternate introductory sessions. Participants should attend one of those sessions, and all four of the remaining sessions.

This course, which welcomes students of all races, focuses on the role of White folks in dismantling racism and in building a racially just society. In a supportive and challenging environment, we'll examine the benefits of White privilege and look at how being unaware of this privilege helps perpetuate racism. We'll discuss short readings and share everyday situations in which we did not speak up. Using role-plays, we'll develop effective ways to speak up. Each of us will make a personal plan for challenging racism in our school, work places, organizations, communities, and/or personal relationships. This workshop is participatory, with a variety of inspiring readings, video clips and exercises.
Contact: Sue Delaney, 9-530, sld@mit.edu

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