Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, SPPUA in Action Seminar Series is a community-building initiative that brings together faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the School to share their current work, either research or practice. The goal is to strengthen the School’s network by discussing ideas and showing its diversity of projects.

Each hour-long seminar features two 15-minute presentations with plenty of time for interactive discussion. All presentations are held at Renaissance Park, Room 310.

Fall 2018 Schedule

DateTimeTopicSpeakers
September
1812-1 p.m.Energy Democracy: Redistributing the Power

Teaching Systems Thinking & Ethical Reasoning Experientially: Inventing the Northeastern Social Impact-athon
-Jennie Stephens, Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy

-Rebecca Riccio, Khaled and Olfat Juffali Director of the Social Impact Lab
2512-1 p.m.Marrying Scholarship and Policy in the Digital Age: Illustrations from the Boston Area Research Initiative-Daniel T. O'Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director, Boston Area Research Initiative

-Ryan Wang, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
October
43-4 p.m.Paying for Public Transit at No Expense to Anyone: A New Analysis of Highway Congestion, Fuel Efficiency, and Commuter Savings

Anti-Resilience: The Case for Disruption and Transformation of the Energy System
-Barry Bluestone, Russell B. and Andree B. Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy; Founding Director of the Dukakis Center; Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

-Shalanda Baker, Professor of Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs
912-1 p.m.The Resilient Honey Bee

Local Opposition to Land Acquisition for Coal Mining and Power Projects- A Case from India
-Ryan Gosser, External Engagement Coordinator, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

-Vijayeta Singh, Candidate, PhD in Public Policy
2312-1 p.m.Inequality and Racial Representation in Urban Policy Debates

How Amazon and Apple Want to Transform Health Care, and What It Means for Patients
-Theodore Landsmark, Distinguished Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

-Timothy Hoff, Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Public Policy
November
13-4 p.m.Evaluation of a Writing Intervention in the Boston Public Schools

Clean Energy in Massachusetts
-Emily Mann, Teaching Professor of Human Services

-Dan Burgess MPA '11 , Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
612-1 p.m.TBD

Online Rental Housing Market Representation and the Digital Reproduction of Urban Inequality
-Joe Geller, Advisory Committee Member, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Senior Vice President, Stantec

-Geoff Boeing, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
293-4 p.m.Green Cites in Red States-Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

-Alissa Zimmer, Research Assistant, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs