SPURS/Humphrey Program Luncheon Seminar Series
“Essentials for Development: Technology Change, Investment, and Leadership" Fall 2008 -Spring 2009
Mondays, 12:15-2:00PM, Room 7-338 (Stella Room)
Reservations are required for lunch; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September | 8
MIT Director of Planning Emeritus and DUSP Research Associate
"The World of MIT : Perspective of a University Planner"
September | 15
Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies
"From Rivalry to Synergy?-The Changing Role of Informal Local Governance Institutions in the Context of Decentralized Governance in India"
September | 29
"Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities"
october | 6
Director, Building Design Partnership Limited (BDP) Khandekar
"Creating a Sense of Place"
October | 27
Research Fellow, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, UK
"Planning Education in India"
November | 3
Director, Teaching and Learning Laboratory and Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
"Communicating Across Culture"
November | 17
Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"National Contexts, Institutional Frameworks and Long Cycles in American Regional Planning Thought and Practice"
November | 24
Barton L Weller Professor of Political Economy, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
"Why Poverty Alleviation and Not Employment Generation?"
december | 1
Director, Centre for Development Finance, Professor, Institute for Financial and Management Research (IFMR) Chennai, India, and Assistant Professor of Political Economy, University of California, San Diego
"Coordinating Chaos: Contemporary Issues in Urban Planning In India"
february | 9
Director, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
february | 17
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto
"Cities of the Ground Up: Resilient Urbanisms in the Post Global Crises?"
february | 23
Research Fellow, Lincoln Institue of Land Policy
"Constructing the "Right to the Ctiy" In Brazil"
(additional paper on Implementing the urban reform)
March | 2
Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto
"The Moral Force of Indigenous Politics"
March | 9
Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT
"The SENSEable City "
March | 16
Martin de Jong
Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Policy
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
"Transplanting the Public-Private
Partnership Approach for Transport Infrastructure
Investment to Asia"
Additional paper on Strategic Behaviour)
March | 30
April | 6 (Special Time: 5:15PM - 7:00PM)
Research Director and Professor, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK
"Local Conflict and Development Project in Indonesia"
April | 13
President, Urban Land Institute
"Urban Planning and Design: The best is yet to come"
April | 27
Deidre Lal Schmidt
Executive Director, Affordable Housing Institute
"Affordable Housing in the United States"
May | 4
Professor, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
"Analyzing Gender and Gender Analysis"