The 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom Series Kicks Off January 13 at Northeastern
Boston’s colleges and universities have proven to be an incredible resource in helping to stimulate the conversation around how to shape the future of the city. In that vein, we are looking forward to the launch of Northeastern University’s spring 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom, entitled “Shaping Boston’s Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges.” These weekly discussions, which are free and open to the public, will use the Imagine Boston 2030 initiative to explore issues related to the future of Boston.
The series begins on Wednesday, January 13 from 6-8pm in West Village F, Room 20 at Northeastern University, and will follow every Wednesday (except March 9) through April 20. Speakers for the first session, which will focus on “Imagining the Future,” will be Sara Myerson, executive director of Imagine Boston 2030; Matthew Littell, principal at Utile, one of the lead consultants to Imagine Boston 2030; and Anthony Flint, fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. David Luberoff, visiting professor of practice at Northeastern, will moderate.
Subsequent sessions will explore different aspects of Imagine Boston 2030 and related efforts to preserve, enhance and grow Boston’s neighborhoods and communities in ways that promote shared prosperity, encourage sound public investment, and create a healthy environment and population. To do so, each Open Classroom will include remarks from a mix of public officials, civic leaders, and local academics, as well as conversation and questions with the people who attend the sessions.
The weekly panel discussions will be free and open to the public.
Interested in attending? Check out the full schedule and list of speakers here.