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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Laurie Goldman

Senior Lecturer
Graduate Program Director

Laurie Goldman

Senior Lecturer
Graduate Program Director

Phone 617-627-3394
97 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Laurie Goldman, lecturer in urban and social policy, received a Ph.D. from MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and has earned an M.A. in urban planning from the Technion in Israel and a B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College. Her primary research interests include social welfare and housing policy, policy implementation, public and nonprofit management, and theories of practice and organizational change. She has a special interest in creative problem solving, inter-organizational collaboration, and the contributions of street-level practitioners to improving social services. Experience as a community organizer, policy advocate, grantmaker, and organizational consultant inform her research and sustain her dedication to social change.

Education: 
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A., Technion
B.A., Reed College
Expertise: 

Social welfare and housing policy; policy implementation; public and nonprofit management