Spring Term - 2013

Monday Luncheon Seminars
Mondays, 12:00-2:00PM, Room 7-338 (Stella Room)

FEBRUARY | 25
International Scholarships and Social Change Agendas: Observations and Questions from the Open Society Foundation
--Martha Loerke, Director, Scholarship Program, Open Socieity Foundation

MARCH | 03
Reclaiming Central Government Authority: Is Public Sector Decentralization in Retreat?"
--Paul Smoke, Professor of Public Finance and Planning and Director of International Programs, New York University

MARCH | 18
Data for Public Good: New Tools for Citizen Data Collection
--Sarah Williams, Assistant Professor, DUSP, MIT

APRIL | 08
International Housing Economics and Finance: A Comparative Perspective
--Albert Saiz, Associate Professor, DUSP, MIT

APRIL | 29
Some Reflections on Family Business in the country of transition – chances and challenges
--Justyna Martyniuk-Peczek, former SPURS Fellow, faculty of Architecture, Gdanks University

Special Seminars

FEBRUARY | 28
SPURS/Loeb seminar on Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports
--Paul F. Levy, former President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

APRIL | 03
With Humphrey Cornell Fellows: Discussion on "Exploring Southern Cooperation"
--Led by Gabriella Carolini, Assistant Professor, DUSP, MIT

 

 

Fall Term - 2012

American Planning Seminars
Mondays, 12:00-2:00PM, Room 7-338 (Stella Room)


september| 17
Introduction on American Planning
--Ralph Gakenheimer, Ezren Glen, and Bish Sanyal

september | 24
Mega Projects in America: Local, State and Federal Interaction
--David Luberoff, visiting lecturer in sociology at Harvard and senior project advisor to the Boston Area Research Initiative

October | 01
Urban Revitalization and Redevelopment
--George Proakis, Drector of Planning, Somerville MA
--Andrew Grace, Urban Designer, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

november|19
Planning Process, Politics and Finance of Housing in Boston
Louise Elving, Principla, Vivaconsulting, formerly with the Community Builders
–Noah Maslan, Director of Real Estate, the Urban Edge


november| 26
Communities Reinventing Themselves
–Jay Ash, City Manager, City of Chelsea, MA
–Lisa Wong, Mayor, City of Fitchburg

december | 03
Land Use Regulation and Property Rights
--Edith Netter, Edith Netter and Associates
–Gregor I. McGregor, Greg McGregor and Associates

Special Seminars

October | 19
RCC/MIT Seminar

October | 29
Negotiation Workshop - Part 1: Consensus Building in the Public Sector
--Lawrence Susskind, MIT Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning

November | 05
Negotiation Workshop - Part 2: Multi-Party Negotiation
--Lawrence Susskind, MIT Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning

 

 





   
             
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