The Spring 2021 Myra Kraft Open Classroom (MKOC) will be entirely remote. There will be no in-person MKOC events for the spring semester. The Zoom Webinar information is the same every week. Once you register, you will immediately receive the Zoom link, as well as an additional reminder one hour prior to each panel. If you have already registered for a previous week, you do not need to register again.
When: Wednesdays, Spring Semester
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST
Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center
It has become clear that the events of 2020 will have deep and lasting consequences for every aspect of society including the physical environments we inhabit—our homes, our neighborhoods, and our cities. What can we learn from previous experience that can be applied to current challenges and future efforts in Boston and other cities and towns in America?
Join us as we go on the road with the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence with some of America’s best thinkers on urban design to visit, discuss, and learn from award-winning places and people engaged in innovative urban design. We’ll hear from leading voices in architecture and urban design, planning and development, education and community engagement, and public policy and civic leadership.
Over the course of this 12-week lecture series, we’ll explore how people and cities across the United States are tackling tough challenges like: expanding affordable housing, addressing the impacts of climate change, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, fighting socioeconomic disparity, improving public education, investing in public spaces, leveraging arts and culture, and providing access to healthy food. We’ll consider how we can apply these ideas as we plan for the future in Boston and other cities.
IMPORTANT: These events will take place via Zoom Webinar and will be recorded. There is a 500-person limit, so if you are unable to join, please utilize our livestream on Facebook Live.