From the Blog

Meet PKG: Rebecca Obounou, Assistant Dean of Social Innovation
Rebecca Obounou joined the PKG Center in April of 2019. As the annual IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge –a program Obounou would soon operate–reached its crescendo, she took on her new…
Ben Bartschi ’22, Conservation Law Foundation (Summer ’19)
A Summer in Boston — From the Ground up Conservation Law Foundation’s office, located on Summer St. off Downtown Crossing Part 1: Getting connected Back in April of this year,…
Emmett McKinney’20 G, Nashville Civic Design Center (Summer ’19)
Urban design and architecture can have the veneer of exclusivity. Dramatic renderings and spectacular proposals inspire people to expand their view of what is possible in the built environment. This…
Agustín Cepeda, G (Summer ’19)
Agustín is graduate student in MIT’s Masters of City Planning Graduate program. Part 1: La Dinamo Fundació and Group-Equity Coops. This summer I worked with La Dinamo Fundació, a nonprofit…
Three ways the PKG Center can help you take action after #ClimateStrike
Climate change is real, and its effects are already impacting the daily lives of every individual on Earth. We were heartened to see so many members of the MIT community…
Jill Bassett appointed Director of the Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Public Service Center
She will leverage decades of expertise in community engagement for government, policy, health, higher ed, and human services organizations Jill Bassett has been appointed the new Associate Dean and Director…
Sharon Jiang, ’22 (Summer ’19)
“We are not limited by the science; we are limited by our ability to make good use of the information and treatments we already have.” From The Death of Cancer…
Natalia Coachman, DUSP-PKG (Summer ’19)
Part 1: An Introduction Hello! My name is Natalia Coachman, I am a Brazilian architect currently a Master’s student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. I…
Zoë McAlear (G)(Summer ’19)
Part 4: Final Reflections This summer was a great opportunity to spend a few months somewhere very different from Boston, gain exposure to the world of collaborative natural resource management…
Meet PKG: Alison Hynd, Assistant Dean
Coming from Devon in the southwest countryside of England, Alison Hynd took a long and winding road to join the MIT community. Now Assistant Dean at the PKG Center, Hynd…