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SCORAI Virtual Conference Recap

On June 10-12, the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) held its fourth international conference with the Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs as a sponsor. This year, because of the coronavirus, the conference was held completely online. While the shift required a quick switch of plans, over 390 people from…
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Published On: July 1, 2020 |
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Modestino to lead NSF Grant on Accelerating the Future of Work in Response to COVID-19

This post originally appeared on the Northeastern University Department of Economics. A Northeastern University research team led by Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $199,651. The project is, Understanding Future Shifts in Technology Adoption in the…
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Published On: June 23, 2020 |
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Ted Landsmark: “Complacency is the enemy of change.”

Dr. Ted Landsmark, director of the Dukakis Center, shares his perspectives and experiences from decades of civil rights activism in light of today’s protests and demonstrations. “Demonstrations do, in fact, lead to results.” Listen to the audio here.

Published On: June 17, 2020 |
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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

During this time of widespread suffering and elevated outrage at the racial injustices of our society, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University is expanding our commitment to racial justice. As educators and researchers, our work can have positive impacts on developing strategies and solutions for addressing embedded issues of racism,…
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Published On: June 2, 2020 |
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William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations Award Rapid Response Research Grants to Combat Youth Inequality Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

This release was originally shared by the William T. Grant Foundation. The William T. Grant Foundation and the Spencer Foundation today announced two new Rapid Response Research grants, which will support collaborations between researchers and policymakers, with the central goal of reducing inequality in youth outcomes in the United States. With resource shortfalls and shifting…
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Published On: June 1, 2020 |
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Do heat advisories increase medical emergencies? Depends on where you live.

Climate change activism has raised awareness about concerns all over the globe: shrinking glaciers, interruptions in ecosystems, extreme weather patterns, just to name a few. But there are pressing concerns right in our own neighborhoods. An important connection to make, climate change and environmental issues directly affect public health. For example, the COVID-19 crisis is…
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Published On: May 26, 2020 |
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Social Impact Lab awards $30,000 to Boston nonprofits addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

Working in partnership with Human Services and University Scholars, Social Impact Lab (SIL) programs have awarded over $50,000 to Boston nonprofits addressing COVID-19’s devastating impact in Boston and an NGO that empowers women and girls in Mumbai. Over 60 Northeastern students and alumni spent last week researching and funding Boston nonprofits supporting families hit especially…
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Published On: May 6, 2020 |
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Faculty in the News: March & April 2020

Joan Fitzgerald in The American Prospect: Cleaner Air Should Not Require Sheltering in Place Daniel O’Brien in Landscape Architecture Magazine: In Public: Boston Brian Helmuth in The New York Times: A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day Daniel Aldrich in The Los Angeles Times: Isolation is hazardous to your health. The…
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Published On: April 30, 2020 |
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Celebrating our Students

Barry Bluestone “Think and Do” Award The Barry Bluestone “Think and Do” Award recognizes the Capstone project that embodies our ideal of timely, evidence-based, policy-focused research that addresses an important problem for a client with an intent of positive social change.  Fall 2019 | A More Vibrant Revere: Economic Development Strategies to Foster Urban Revitalization…
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Published On: April 27, 2020 |
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Human Services Social Impact-athon for COVID19

Our Human Services community has deep ties to the nonprofit organizations and communities that are especially vulnerable to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. The Human Services Social Impact-athon for COVID-19 will provide a virtual space for our graduating seniors, undergraduate students and alumni to collaborate in awarding $10,000 to a local nonprofit organization addressing the…
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Published On: April 22, 2020 |
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