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Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
January 14 through April 22
West Village F, Room 20

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Speakers will be announced as they are finalized.

DateTopicSpeakers
 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 Fitchburg

Barry 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 Affairs

Barry 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 Massachusetts

Barry 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 Culture

Colette Phillips, President and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

25

Urban Sports and the Boston Olympic Bid

Richard Davey, CEO, Boston 2024

Erin 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 Affairs

Joan 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 Affairs

Lisa Weinstein, Northeastern University

15

Sao Paolo and Istanbul: A Perspective on Global Cities

Tom Vicino, Northeastern University

Berna Turam, Northeastern University

22

Urban Well-Being and Civic Engagement

Guest Speaker (Stay tuned!) 

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