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Capstone Project Spotlight

Developing an award-winning housing plan at Morton Street Crossing

In Spring 2015, four Northeastern students were challenged to create an innovative and comprehensive development proposal that would address the needs of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC). Together, in collaboration with graduate students from Boston Architectural College, the group envisioned a mixed-use, mixed-income development with 35 affordable housing units at Morton Street Crossing on the Mattapan/Dorchester line. Their proposal scored a second place award at the 16th annual Affordable Housing Development Competition. “I was really impressed with the work they did, and I was really happy to see them excited,” said Vitalia Shklovsky, project manager at CSNDC. “Because they’re so new, it was really helpful to have them do so much work, especially in the community outreach piece. It was valuable on the company perspective to have that insight, basically free work, and building relationships with the students who will be entering the field.” Read more.

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Planning for SPPUA's Future

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs is in the midst of a strategic planning process to guide the School into the future. The process is organized around a set of key questions about challenges and opportunities facing the School. To answer these important questions effectively, the School is holding multiple rounds of discussions, and gathering feedback from key stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, alumni, Advisory Committee members, and more – that will be used to formulate recommendations about crucial topics to the planning process such as the development of programs and curricula, as well as external relations and partnerships. We invite all members of our community to share their thoughts and perspective through our online forum.

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