Staff
Takeo Kuwabara

Takeo holds bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese, Asian American Studies, and Biology with Dean's Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a Joan B. Kroc Fellow at the University of San Diego where he completed a Masters in Peace and Justice. Takeo’s research centered on social constructions in visual and representational art and their roles in the planning for post civil conflict regions. His primary research site was Derry, Northern Ireland. He also holds a second masters degree from Harvard University, focused on leveraging online tools to enhance consensus building techniques to address the impacts of emergent technologies. 

Takeo is a certified mediator with experience working to resolve disputes utilizing facilitative dialogue and mutual gains negotiations techniques. 

Takeo is a lecturer with the Bernard M Gordon MIT Engineering Leadership Program, teaching negotiation, leadership, and influence. He works with the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Science Impact Collaborative at MIT, and serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. In addition, he is a Fulbright Specialist with the U.S. Department of State and has the great privilege of being a graduate resident advisor (GRA) at Simmons Hall, MIT. 

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Building Energy, Building Materials, Climate Change, Community Planning and Economic Development, Conflict, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Participatory Planning, Education, Environmental Planning, Finance, Globalization, Graphic Representation, International Development, International Studies, Land Use, Land Use Law and Planning, Planning Management, Public Art, Social Equity, Social, Inclusion, and Diversity Planning, Structures, Sustainability, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Urban Finance, Management, and Urban Economics, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization, Water Conservation