SPURS/Humphrey Program Luncheon Seminar Series

“Essentials for Development: Technology Change, Investment, and Leadership" Fall 2008
Mondays, 12:15-2:00PM, Room 7-338 (Stella Room)

Reservations are required for lunch; please email

September | 8
Robert Simha
MIT Director of Planning Emeritus and DUSP Research Associate
"The World of MIT : Perspective of a University Planner"

September | 15
Kripa Ananthpur
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
Aseem Inam
Visiting Leclturer
"Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities"

october | 6
Shyam Khandekar
Director, Building Design Partnership Limited (BDP) Khandekar
"Creating a Sense of Place"

October | 27
Angelique Chettiparamb
Research Fellow, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, UK
"Planning Education in India"

November | 3
Lori Breslow
Director, Teaching and Learning Laboratory and Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
"Communicating Across Culture"

November | 17
Dave Johhson
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
Alice Amsden
Barton L Weller Professor of Political Economy, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
"Why Poverty Alleviation and Not Employment Generation?"

december | 1
Jessica Wallack
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"

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