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City Planning & Urban Affairs Director Champions ‘Parks for All’ at Boston Public Library

September 19th, 2018 in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Madhu Dutta-Koehler, MET News.

Boston Public Gardens

In her academic work, Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler explores the realities of climate change adaptation in urban settings and the need for practical solutions to the coming challenges. Green spaces need to be preserved, the director of the MET City Planning & Urban Affairs programs and associate professor of the practice says, and she was invited to speak on the topic last month at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Held on Thursday, August 23, the forum was entitled, “Parks for All: How City Parks Address Inequity,” and was attended by roughly 200 people.

Boston’s parks, which she called “ribbons of green” against the city’s urban landscape during her lecture, must be accessible to all walks of the populace to be effective for the greater community.

Watch the discussion at the WGBH Forum Network.

Panel on Supply Chain Careers: Tips from Industry Professionals

September 12th, 2018 in MET News.

Gastronomy Student Named a ‘Survivor’

September 11th, 2018 in Gastronomy, MET News.

Lyrsa Torres

Metropolitan College’s Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy degree program is unique for the interdisciplinary approach it brings to food and food culture studies, and that versatile skill set will come in handy for student Lyrsa Torres as she competes in the upcoming season of Survivor. Torres, who is tailoring her degree with a History & Culture concentration, even told CBS.com that one of her biggest pet peeves is a dirty kitchen.

Speaking with BU Today, Lyrsa revealed herself to be a big fan of the franchise, now in its twenty-third season. “I always wanted to be part of this amazing show,” she said. Read more here.

City Planning and Urban Affairs Fall 2018 Keynote Lecture

September 5th, 2018 in MET News.

Former Program Manager Offers Peek into Arts Admin Life

August 24th, 2018 in MET News.

Raquel Peula- Program Manager for the Arts Administration program.

Raquel Peula is not just the former program manager for the Arts Administration program—she is also an alum, having earned her Master of Science in Arts Administration at MET. Like so many alumni, she put her degree to work in her professional life, coordinating travel and events for the program and its students. As such, the nonprofit arts and culture organization ArtsBoston invited Raquel to share some of her story, including why she sought out her degree at Boston University, her philosophy as a curator, and how she applied the lessons she learned during her MET education in her leadership role.

Read the interview at ArtsBoston.