"Places in the Making" to be used for NeighborWorks America training curriculum

Submitted by Jordan Pettis on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:02pm

Lead author Susan Silberberg is pleased to announce that the DUSP whitepaper “Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities” is to be included in training materials for community development professionals and activists. The NeighborWorks America Training Institute provides training to thousands of community development professionals and activists every year.

Places in the Making

Submitted by Jordan Pettis on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:46pm

Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of "belonging" through place. A new report by a DUSP research team, led by Susan Silberberg, examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.

Professor Susskind’s Interview on Arctic policy with Oceans at MIT

Submitted by Takeo Kuwabara on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 1:45pm

Given the rapidly changing status of the Arctic sea ice, which may disappear for entire summers as soon as mid-century, the world is presented with an unprecedented opportunity to access virgin resources and areas. However, this emerging situation is fraught with geo-political, environmental, and indigenous peoples concerns. In an interview with Oceans at MIT, Professor Susskind offers his opinions on the dynamics at play in the evolution of the Arctic situation as well as hopes for future interaction with challenges by MIT students and faculty.

Professor Susskind Publishes New Book, Good For You, Great For Me

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:27am

Thirty years ago, Roger Fisher and Bill Ury wrote the groundbreaking book Getting to Yes.  It established the mutual gains approach to negotiation, or what the popular media likes to call "win-win negotiation." But there are few, if any, negotiating situations in which everyone can get everything they want.  In reality, most people want to win at win-win negotiation.