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Sep 04
5:30 PM
7-338 Wolk Gallery

Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have evolved together: from Manchester to Rochester, company towns and entire metropolitan regions have grown around factories and expanding industries.

Sep 13
9:00 AM

People Matter: The Human Impacts of Planned Redevelopment
This global symposium will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of psychologist Marc Fried’s seminal publication, “Grieving for a Lost Home,” a study on the psychological impacts of redevelopment in Boston’s West End neighborhood. We will bring together scholars, practitioners, advocates and others to celebrate the enduring impact of his contribution to the field, to take stock of what we have learned, and to chart new directions for research, practice and public policy worldwide.

Sep 18
8:45 AM
Harvard Law School

The primary goal of win-win negotiation is to find the best way to convince the other side to accept a mutually beneficial outcome.

The reality?

People do not just want their fair share; they want to win. However, seeking to dominate or bully opponents is not the answer (not to mention, a public relations disaster). Instead, there is a way to win at win-win negotiation by first helping to create additional value, and then by claiming a disproportionate share of that value while ensuring that your opponent still looks good to those to whom he reports.

Oct 27
4:00 PM
Long Lounge, 7-429

In a time of dramatic shifts in the manufacturing sector -- from large industrial-scale production and design to small-scale distributed systems; from polluting and consumptive production to a clean and sustainable process; from a demand of unskilled labor to a growing need for a more educated and specialized workforce--cities will see new investment and increased employment opportunities. Yet, to reap these benefits will require a shift in our thinking about city physical planning and its design and development. What might the future relationships between city and industry look like?