The 21st century will see most of us living in urban areas. As a result, policymakers will need creative solutions to the economic, social, environmental and political challenges facing cities, within the context of a complex and integrated global economy. More densely populated communities pose special challenges as well as opportunities. For instance, New York City has the lowest energy consumption and carbon output per capita of any city in the United States. We need more rigorous analysis and effective policy development to meet the challenges and leverage the opportunities of metropolitan areas.
Unlike traditional Master of Public Policy degrees which often rely primarily or exclusively on economic analysis, the Master of Urban and Regional Policy incorporates a more interdisciplinary focus — economics, sociology, political science, law, etc. The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community development.
The program equips graduates with the technical and analytical skills needed to think strategically about developing and implementing plans at the neighborhood, city, or regional level.
Through this program you will become part of the next generation of experts and leaders dedicated to creating livable and sustainable cities everywhere.
Go to www.northeastern.edu/murp for more information.
The Law and Public Policy program examines public policy from an interdisciplinary law and social science perspective. Our students engage in public policy analysis and research in several areas including crime, law and justice; health policy; labor market analysis and workforce development; health policy; sustainability and climate change; and urban policy. LPP graduates enter careers in research, teaching, government, non-profit, and legal institutions.
The Open Classroom Series topic for Spring Semester 2013 will be “Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions.”
6:00 to 8:00pm. Wednesday evenings from January 9th through April 17th.
Each semester we select one graduate-level seminar and open it up to the public. Each week features prominent guest lecturers with real-world expertise and experience.
For more information or to RSVP, click here.
The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and implement real solutions to the critical challenges facing urban areas throughout Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation.
Founded in 1999 as the Center for Urban and Regional Policy or CURP, the Dukakis Center is equally committed to producing state-of-the-art applied research and to implementing effective policies and practices based on that research.
In November 2008 the Center was renamed in honor of Kitty and Michael Dukakis for the extraordinary work that both of them have done to make the City of Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation a better place to live and work.
Founded in 1969, the MPA program is designed to integrate theoretical foundations with practical skills directed toward defining and developing analytical, conceptual and practical competencies for management careers in the public, non-profit, or private sectors. With classes scheduled after 5 PM or provided online, the program is designed for both the full-time student and the professional, who is attending classes part-time.
Go to the MPA website.