On December 13th, students from the Fall Capstone class will be presenting their projects. Taught this semester by Prof. Gavin Shatkin, the Capstone is a required course that all Master’s students in the LPP and MURP programs take in their final semester. This semester’s students worked with Street-Works and the City of Quincy on a plan [...]
Tuesday, October 23 | 4:00 – 5:00pm | Forsyth Hall, Room 242 | RSVP
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Presenter: Lisa Granquist, LPP PhD student
In March, Francisco Torres, MURP ’12, conducted research at the Carmel Academic Center in Haifa, Israel, to find out whether the university is succeeding in helping the city attract — and retain — top young talent.
He gathered data by interviewing the campus project manager, a city statistician and the director of a young adult center that helps students find jobs.
The experiential-learning opportunity was part of a two-semester graduate-level capstone course in urban and regional policy. Each student in the class was tasked with determining whether specific initiatives in particular cities throughout the world were succeeding in promoting talent retention and job creation by reviewing policies, analyzing literature and conducting interviews with stakeholders in each location.
At the end of the semester, each student wrote — and presented — a case study on his or her respective city.
Congratulations to the new officers of CitySMARTS!
- Nathan Peyton, President
- Michelle Lydenberg, Vice President
- Zak Patten, Treasurer
- Lindsay Morgia, Communications Representative
And a big thank you to Francisco, Kristen, Diego, and Elizabeth for their leadership and service this past year. Thank everyone for participating in the group this year. From the ACE event and Boston tour to Data Day and the Career Forum, meetings and workshops, you have each helped to make this past year one to remember.
Stay tuned to learn more about upcoming events and the direction of CitySMARTS from our new representatives.