Seminars

SPURS/Humphrey Program Luncheon Seminar Series

Planning Development Fall 2010
Mondays, 12:00-2:00PM, Room 7-338 (Stella Room)

SEPTEMBER | 13
URBAN PLANNING IN THE UNITED STATES FROM A LOCAL PUBLIC PERSPECTIVE
The Fellows are introduced to the range of responsibilities of local planners including relevant deployment of professional skills, and basic planning activities in general town/city planning and development offices.
--Stuart Dash, Director of Community Planning, City of Cambridge MA
--James Barnes, Director of Community Development, City of Lawrence, MA

SEPTEMBER | 20
DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION AND REDEVELOPMEN
Large scale urban redevelopment projects: conception, guidance, management.
--Maggie Super Church, Project Manager, Lawrence Community Works Real Estate Development
--Larry Bluestone, President, Bluestone Planning Group

SEPTEMBER | 27
tHE CITY, STATE, NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Intergovernmental relationships in planning and executing large scale public projects, special sector programs, funding programs and funding requirements
--Alan Altshuler, Professor, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
--Frederick Salvucci, Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT
(Both are former Secretaries of Transportation and Construction of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

OCTOBER | 18
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Forms, roles and processes of community participation in American urban planning. Dealing with special interests, voiced concerns, balancing expressed public needs.
--Daphne Politis, Principal, Community Circle, Greater Boston Area
--Elizabeth Clay, Deputy Director, Opportunity Nation, Former Director of Grassroots Governance in the Office of  Governor Deval L. Patrick, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


NOVEMBER | 1
THE CITY-STATE RELATIONSHIP
Discussion of the roles of state government in local planning and development, relations with community groups, stakeholders, non-profit organizations (i.e. NGOs). Special attention to funding issues.
--Amy Schectman, Former Director of Public Housing and Rental Assistance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
--Robert P. Mitchell, Special Assistant for Planning Initiatives, Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

NOVEMBER | 29
LAND USE REGULATIONS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
The use of government powers to guide the use of private land and to acquire it for public purpose, as understood in the United States
--Greg McGregor, Founding Partner, McGregor & Associates, Attorneys at Law
--Edith Netter, Edith Netter and Associates, Attorneys at Law


   
             
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