The Consensus Building Approach

Mon, 12/04/2017

Do colleges and universities in America do more harm than good? Of course not!

I was shocked to learn that a substantial portion of American adults believe that...

Tue, 11/14/2017

Universities are underinvesting in efforts to improve the quality of teaching

My friend and colleagues, Michael O’Hare (a Professor at UC-Berkeley), points out in a recent paper entitled...

Mon, 09/18/2017

Consensus Building in the Age of Trump
What’s it like in The Age of Trump?

What’s special about the Age of Trump? I would point to two things. First, our political leaders (not...

Mon, 08/14/2017

Big Data, Urban Science and the Search for New Ways of Improving Life in the City

Imagine you had all the data you could possibly want about a city. I’m talking about real...

Thu, 07/06/2017

Contemplating the need for more peacebuilders

Peacebuilders are trained professionals who deal with conflict inside organizations and between individuals, groups, and...

Sun, 05/28/2017

We Need Science Diplomacy!

My colleague, Professor Paul Berkman, has launched a Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University. This is a campus-wide initiative coordinated...

Sun, 05/07/2017

What's Happening in the Field of Urban Planning?

The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning is one of 72 university departments in North America that offers...

Sat, 01/28/2017

Socially Responsible Real Estate Development (Part II)

In my preceding blog post, I argued that socially-responsible real estate development can not be achieved merely by...

Sun, 09/11/2016

Socially-Responsible Real Estate Development (Part I)

I am trying to build a MOOC (an open course on line) that will help anyone engaged in real estate development, or any...

Sun, 06/12/2016

Teaching Negotiation Online: What Happens when you Adopt a UX (User Experience Design) Orientation?

I taught an online negotiation course for the first time this...