Administration

Bishwapriya Sanyal PhD

Director, SPURS Program, Ford International Professor
of Urban Development & Planning

Ralph Gakenheimer

Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning

Nimfa de leon

Assistant Director

Ofer Lerner

SPURS Associate

Abby Spinak

SPURS Post Doctoral Associate

Patti Foley

Administrative Assistant

DUSP PhD and MCP graduate students support the SPURS Program throughout the year.

“SPURS not only opened our minds to how the world worked. But Inspired us to think big and make a difference in our own countries. The connections I made largely shaped my own work after MIT.”

Illac Diaz, Philippines
2005-2006 Entrepreneur