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More than 10 years of commitment to excellence and use-inspired research

At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, we drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing and emerging concern to society at local, state, national, and international levels.

Our degree and certificate programs, cutting-edge research centers, and international exchange experiences are putting into place the intellectual and institutional infrastructure required to create lasting solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and to generate positive impact in the classroom, city hall, boardroom, neighborhood, and around the world.


Capstone completed

Hello! This will be the final blog post for the Intergenerational Mobility Project. Last night, we presented our project and we are officially finished! It has been quite the semester, but we are happy with our end result. We hope to continue addressing the issues we identified throughout the semester through wherever our future work…
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Faculty, staff honored at 2018 CSSH celebration

Several faculty and staff in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs were honored at the 6th annual College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Faculty and Staff Celebration on Thursday, April 19. Elda Ceribashi, budget and grants administrator, received the 2017-18 CSSH Outstanding Staff Award for her “exceptional level of service particularly to…
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Professor Kuhl examines market systems interventions

In a new paper published in April, Northeastern University expert Laura Kuhl explores how market systems interventions can build climate resilience. Potential contributions of market-systems development initiatives for building climate resilience, published in April in World Development, analyzes the compatibility of market systems and climate resilience approaches to agricultural development, using the United States government’s…
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Coming to an end

By Ellie Rosen As our project timeline is closely coming to an end, we are in the final stages of organizing our data, polishing up our report, and finalizing our recommendations. As a team, we’ve identified four main pillars that impact intergenerational mobility. We find ourselves in awe each week at how complex and intertwined…
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Get to Know: Geoff Boeing and Matthew Lee

We are delighted to announce that two new faculty will be joining the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the fall of 2018: Geoff Boeing and Matthew Lee. Their appointments will help us continue to contribute cutting-edge science and education to pressing and emerging social, economic and environmental challenges locally, nationally and internationally….
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Ellie Rosen

Master of Public Administration; Graduate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy and Social Change

“Northeastern is known for the success of its graduates, and I’m seeing why so clearly being in this program ... I’m learning in a way that I’ve never learned or been challenged prior to being in graduate school.”

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Shalanda Baker

Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Shalanda Baker is an expert in environmental and renewable energy law, sustainable development, administrative law, and international development. Here, she explains how she went from working at a law firm to conducting field research in Latin America and developing a research agenda focused on global energy transition, climate change, and indigenous rights.

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Gavin Shatkin

Research: Examining flood risk in coastal megacities

In a multidisciplinary initiative, professor Gavin Shatkin is looking into flood risk in rapidly growing coastal megacities including Jakarta, Indonesia.

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