The Fall 2020 Myra Kraft Open Classroom (MKOC) will be entirely remote. There will be no in-person MKOC events for the fall semester. Registration is not required.

When: Wednesdays, Fall Semester
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST

November 18th Session: COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and destructive fires and hurricanes in 2020 have illuminated the impact of increasing socioeconomic disparity, structural racism, and climate change on our country. What is the role of urban design and development in confronting these issues? Join us for presentations and discussion with Anne-Marie Lubenau and Phillip Barash about how innovative design and placemaking practices are addressing challenges in Boston and other cities in America and engaging, connecting and strengthening communities in the process.

Additional Information About Myra Kraft Open Classroom Events:

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Course Facilitator
Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Whatever the outcome of the November election, the President will assert a new agenda in January, one that focuses on completing unrealized tasks, or one that will bring a new Administration to Washington. Either way, discussion of public policy agenda-setting in a post-pandemic environment will require thoughtful and, at times, provocative discussions throughout this fall.

Mirroring the pandemic’s effect on just about every aspect of life, this fall’s MKOC presentations and dialogue will cover an expanse of topics: values transformation after earlier plagues, public governance, health, art and culture, race, equity, educational access, economics and small business futures, open space and design resilience, economics and financial planning, infrastructure development, housing, transportation, international relationships, politics, and public safety. We’re excited to welcome fresh voices to dialogue on these issues from multiple perspectives.

IMPORTANT: These events will take place via Zoom Webinar and will be recorded. We have a 500-person limit, so if you are unable to join, please utilize our livestream on Facebook Live.

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