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Professor Emeritus James Jennings has been reappointed as Special Assistant to the General Counsel for the Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
In this capacity he will spearhead a team effort with Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to complete the City's Assessment of Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) report. Although HUD has postponed submission for these kinds of reports across the nation, the BHA and DND, and local housing advocates, have jointly decided that it is important for Boston to continue to complete its assessment of fair housing. The final report will not only focus on fair housing, but also a range of issues that are directly and indirectly impacted by fair housing issues including health, education, economic development and gentrification, segregation and the overall quality of urban neighborhoods in this city. The aim is to finish a report for Boston, and then present to the public in the late Fall 2018.

Professor Julian Agyeman given Athena City Accolade Award by the Centre for the Future of Places at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
July 18, 2018
Recognized for his outstanding contribution to the field of social justice and ecological sustainability, Professor Agyeman was awarded one of the first CFP Athena City Accolade Awards. The award is given to distinguished scholars with substantial body of work that during the scope of their career expanded, enriched and advanced the field of interdisciplinary knowledge within urbanism studies and beyond. Professor Agyeman's recent book, Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love (MIT Press)<>, focused on how food trucks enable social justice and community economic development in cities around the world.

Justin Hollander, A'96, Associate Professor, invited as a panelist at AAAS
March 15, 2018
Justin Hollander, A'96, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning was an invited panelist at an event last night at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest (and by some measures most prestigious) general science organization in the world. The event, "Buildings and the Brain" was part of their Neuroscience and Society Series, co-sponsored with the Dana Foundation. Prof. Hollander spoke about his recent research on this topic and his award-winning book "Cognitive Architecture."
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