Spring Term - 2013

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

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

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)

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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