Date Topic Speakers
 January
14

The Urban Experience:  The Wonder and Paradox of Urban Life

Setti Warren, Mayor, City of Newton

Barry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

21
Urban Centers:  The City from the 17th Century to the 21st Lisa Wong, Mayor, City of FitchburgBarry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
28

The Roots of Urban Prosperity: The Role of Trade and Labor

CANCELLED – WEATHER

Joe Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville

Barry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

February
4

Education in the 21st Century City

Chad d’Entremont, Executive Director, Rennie Center

Barry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

11

Urban Physical Infrastructure and Transportation

CANCELLED – WEATHER

18

Urban Social Structure: Policing and Public Health

Jack McDevitt, Dean of Research, College of Social Sciences & Humanities

Shan Mohammed, Director, Master of Public Health Program in Urban Health

25

Demographic Revolution and Urban/Suburban Housing Markets

Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban AffairsBarry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
March
4

Working Cities and Urban Economic Development

Jay AshSecretary for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of MassachusettsBarry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
11

Spring Break

18

The Role of Arts and Culture in a Great City

Julie Burros, City of Boston, Chief of Arts and CultureColette Phillips, President and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications
25

Urban Sports and the Boston Olympic Bid

Richard Davey, CEO, Boston 2024Erin Murphy, COO / Chief Bid Officer, Boston 2024
April
1

Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Matthias Ruth, Interim Director, School of Public Policy and Urban AffairsJoan Fitzgerald, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
8

Manila and Mumbai: A Perspective on Global Cities

Gavin Shatkin, School of Public Policy and Urban AffairsLisa Weinstein, Northeastern University
15

Sao Paolo and Istanbul: A Perspective on Global Cities

Tom Vicino, Northeastern UniversityBerna Turam, Northeastern University
22

Urban Well-Being and Civic Engagement

Guest Speaker (Stay tuned!)