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3Qs: Campaign shake-up positions Trump to ‘win,’ regardless of election result

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Dan Urman, a political science and public policy expert and assistant teaching professor at Northeastern, discusses the recent campaign moves and how the attention to Donald Trump’s “brand” may be a win for the candidate, even if he loses in November. Photo from iStock   By Northeastern News   Over the past week, Donald Trump…
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Published On: August 23, 2016 |
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One alumna shares how she’s applying her MPA to her new career as director

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  Jackney Prioly Joseph knows a thing or two when it comes to public policy and the inner workings of government. She gained experience in City Hall by working in the trenches alongside one of Boston’s longest-serving mayors, Thomas M. Menino, and then by joining forces with one of the city’s up-and-coming council members, Ayanna…
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Published On: August 22, 2016 |
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Influence of Young Scholars Program reverberates through time

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Assistant professor Matthew Eckelman shares the yearbook from his time as a high school student in the Young Scholars Program with current scholars MaryBeth Rockett and Louis Sokolow. Photo by Matthew Moodono/Northeastern University   By Thea Singer | news@Northeastern   In the summer of 1995, when North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Matthew J. Eck­elman was a rising…
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Algorithmic regulation and the case for new rights

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The debate on the Smart City is often focused on the requirements and capabilities of emerging technologies. Alternatives in hardware and software used to capture and analyse vast quantities of data flowing in real time are discussed in detail, as well as ever-evolving automatization and prediction techniques. While such emphasis on novel technical challenges and…
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Published On: August 16, 2016 |
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Letter from the Director: Turning vision into legacy

We live in an era of rapidly changing social, economic and environmental conditions in which the delivery of timely, evidence-based policy-focused research and advice are ever more important. New models are evolving of how knowledge is created and shared, and how local insights and experiences transform the conditions in which people experience and shape their…
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Published On: August 12, 2016 |
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Citywide communication strategies

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  Not long ago, Mayor Stephanie M. Burke decided to make a change to the street sweeping schedule for the busiest streets in the city. To make a long story short, the existing polices had a few oversights and did not mesh well with other policies regarding parking in Medford. This post isn’t going to…
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Published On: August 11, 2016 |
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3Qs: How ‘nomadic architecture’ will shape Rio’s Olympic legacy

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Brazil and Norway play Olympic handball at Rio de Janeiro’s Future Arena. Photo from Flickr.   By Jason Kornwitz | news@Northeastern Two venues at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—the 12,000-seat Future Arena, which is hosting hand­ball, and the 15,000-seat Aquatic Sta­dium, which is hosting swim­ming and water polo—will be dis­man­tled and rebuilt…
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Inspiring non-fiction books for people who love cities

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  Just likes cities, books are amazing things that can provoke love and appreciation as easily as hate and hostility. Both books and cities have been set aflame by their opponents. But they are still going strong, being a manifestation of very old ideas that keep getting updated as technology flows… alright, enough with the…
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Published On: August 9, 2016 |
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Guest Column: ‘Doing some of the best research anywhere’

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  A decade ago, a new school was created within Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities with the goal of providing a space for applied interdisciplinary research. Since then, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs has created a tradition of high-impact research, education and engagement with communities of practitioners in the…
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Published On: August 8, 2016 |
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Doctoral candidate receives prestigious Bronze Medal Award

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Michael Asaro, second from left, receives the 2016 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in Washington, D.C.   Michael Asaro, a doctoral candidate in our PhD in Law and Public Policy, was recently honored with the 2016 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in Washington, D.C. The award, which is the highest honor granted by…
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