As mentioned in the posts about the DUSP 2010/2015 budgeting and
visioning process, Town Hall this spring aims to provide a first
opportunity for the entire DUSP community to come together to
deliberate and discuss possible guiding visions for the department,
based on where the planning field is heading and what the evolving
core competencies/skills in this field should be. On both of these
points, alumni have an incredibly valuable perspective, and students
would welcome any alumni to attend and participate in this
Even if you are not sure but you think you might attend, please email
me at email@example.com so I can put your name on the guest list — we
are holding the event in one of the undergraduate residences (as all
the other large campus spaces conducive to a town hall were booked)
and they require a list of all possible attendees in advance. (You
will also need to bring a photo ID to get into the building.)
Also, feel free to respond either directly to me or to this thread
with questions or comments — particularly if you cannot make the
event but have ideas about any of the three questions outlined below.
Leanne Farrell, on behalf of DSC
SPRING 2009 TOWN HALL: REVISIONING DUSP 2010/2015
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th
5:30 PM: DINNER
6:00-8:30 PM: TOWN HALL
W51, The Burton-Conner Building*
The Porter Room (second floor)
410 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
*Please bring a picture ID to get into the building (does not need to be an MIT ID)
+ What are the most important themes describing the department and the
planning field in 2010/2015?
+ What are the signature skills and competencies of a DUSP graduate in
+ How should DUSP be organized to realize this vision?
This is not your average Town Hall!