21 Days of Questions 365 Days of Action

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:17am

This October, in partnership with DUSP Professor Ceasar McDowell, the City of Cambridge will begin a revolutionary new outreach and education campaign against Domestic Violence. The project asks: What would happen if every one of us in Cambridge started to talk about Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and different forms of Abuse in Relationships? What if YOU, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers could be part of a whole new way of creating community change: by asking questions to mobilize action?

"21 Days of Questions, 365 Days of Action" Launch

This October, in partnership with DUSP Professor Ceasar McDowell, the City of Cambridge will begin a revolutionary new outreach and education campaign against Domestic Violence. The project asks: What would happen if every one of us in Cambridge started to talk about Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and different forms of Abuse in Relationships? What if YOU, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers could be part of a whole new way of creating community change: by asking questions to mobilize action?

Rethinking Development: theory + strategy

Submitted by Alpen Sheth on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 3:54pm

Thursday, September 20

Lecture: “The Changing Field of Development Finance”

Remy Prud’homme is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Urbanism of Paris, Paris XII University. He has held positions including deputy director of the environment at the OECD, consultant to the World Bank, and a member of WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of mobility. His work focuses on public finance, decentralization and transportation.

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Thursday, September 27th
12-2p (7-338)

Can Community Development Make Cities Healthier? Insights and Action on the Social Determinants of Health

The built environment, social factors, economic conditions, and other community-level characteristics influence health far more than does medical care. While epidemiologic evidence provides insights into how living conditions can affect health, translating research into action, especially on a large scale, is a pressing challenge. This presentation will discuss Massachusetts’ implementation of one federal initiative, the Community Transformation Grants Program, designed to making living conditions healthier by changing neighborhood contexts.

Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS)

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:39pm

The Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) program provides the opportunity for mid-career professionals who are or will be shaping policy in developing countries to further develop their planning and problem-solving capacities. Each academic year, 15 to 17 qualified individuals carry out a program of study and research focusing on the problems of urban and regional change within the broader context of development.

ESD Critical Infrastructure

Submitted by Ezra Glenn on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:34pm

Engineering System Division – Infrastructure and Transportation address the challenge of improving the effectiveness of national infrastructures, including those providing electric power, transport, and communications. ESD research in the domain of critical infrastructures include cross-domain views; comparative architecture and the factors affecting them; new models that include both the technical and social complexities; and new, large-scale simulation techniques allowing the combination of quantitative and qualitative data.

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