The Theory and Practice of Green Economic Development: Across the USA and Around the World

Don't miss this series of fast-paced presentations, with planners and economic development practitioners sharing their experiences and vision for green economic development. Presenters include members of the 2012 CoLab Mel King Fellows, a cohort of economic development practitioners from across the USA, and SPURS/Humphreys Fellows, mid-career professionals from across the world engaged in a year of studies at MIT.


  • Mel King Community Fellows
    • Wilnelia Rivera - Policy and Political Director, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
    • Shanna Ratner - Principal, Yellow Wood Associates Inc
    • Eric Nakajima - Senior Innovation Advisor, Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development
  • SPURS/Humphrey Fellows
    • Akmed Baitassov, Infrastructure Project Manager, KATCO uranium mining company
    • Kazakhstan Anush Hovakimyan, Executive Director, Goris Tourism Office, Armenia
    • Abel Kapindula Manangi, Senior Engineer, Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company, Zambia