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Professor Hoff elected as visiting scholar

  Professor Timothy Hoff has been elected as a visiting scholar in the Said Business School at Oxford University. He has been working collaboratively with colleagues from Oxford on research examining how senior health executives collaborate and govern. They are beginning new research on physician career evolution within the U.S. and U.K., a critical topic…
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Published On: April 28, 2017 |
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PHOTOS: SPPUA 10th Anniversary & Capstone Presentations

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, April 26, with an event that turned the spotlight onto students’ client-oriented capstone projects and the School’s tradition of high-impact research, education and engagement with communities of practitioners in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Held in the Curry Student Center…
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Published On: April 27, 2017 |
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SPPUA faculty recognized at CSSH Celebration

Several professors in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs were honored at the 5th annual College of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty and Staff Celebration.   2016 Intellectual Achievements Amílcar A. Barreto, Associate Professor and Director, MA in International Affairs James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy Lori…
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Published On: April 25, 2017 |
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Resilient Cities Lab team wins 2017 Latrobe Prize for ‘Future-Use Architecture’

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows announced today that a team of three faculty members from Northeastern University’s Resilient Cities Laboratory—housed in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs—were selected to receive the 2017 Latrobe Prize for their study of “Future-Use Architecture.”..
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Published On: April 24, 2017 |
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International leaders highlight Global Resilience Institute’s vital role

Preparing for and adapting after real-world disasters requires research, collaboration, and forward-thinking—elements that the Global Resilience Institute brings to bear, and elements to which international leaders testified Tuesday. Or, as one post-9/11 researcher said, “One thing is for certain: The next thing that happens will not be the last thing that happens.”..
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Published On: April 14, 2017 |
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The Fukushima Effect: Decentralization and Diversification

The 11 March 2011 triple disasters in Japan brought with them tremendous tragedy: 18,500 people killed, hundreds of billions of dollars in cleanup and decommissioning costs, and ongoing radiation leaks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. But they have also opened up an unforeseen policy window in the field of energy. ..
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Published On: April 13, 2017 |
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What are the benefits of summer youth employment programs? Professor Modestino answers

Mayors in many cities throughout the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have looked to summer youth employment programs (SYEP) as a potential way to address the decline in teen employment as well as concerns regarding youth violence prevention. Northeastern labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino is leading a multi-year study with the…
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Published On: April 6, 2017 |
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Spring 2017 Capstone: Get to know the teams

Students in the final stage of their graduate education at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) are putting learning into action. Working in small interdisciplinary teams, they are applying the knowledge they’ve acquired in the classroom to address challenging, client-oriented capstone projects. With less than a month until graduation, the teams are…
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Published On: April 5, 2017 |
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Guest Column: The green wall against Trump

On March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to repeal President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which mandated emission reductions from power companies (an estimated 650 megatons by 2025 alone). Given that 29 states plus Washington D.C. have set requirements to adopt more renewable energy (known as renewable portfolio standards), how much impact will this move have?..
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Published On: April 4, 2017 |
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Guest Column: SPPUA student capstone at forefront of D.C. roundtable

A fall 2016 capstone team from the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs presented at “Leaving Money on the Table: The Challenge of Unspent Federal Grants,” a Washington D.C. roundtable co-hosted by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Here, Betsy Gardner, a member of the group, recounts her experience. ..
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