Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas

Directors of the program

Lloyd Rodwin 1967-1970
John R. Harris 1970-1972
Ralph Gakenheimer
and Karen Polenske
1973-1974, Co-associate Directors
John R. Harris 1974, Acting Director
Lloyd Rodwin 1975-1988
Alan Strout 1988-1989
Gillian Hart 1989-1991
Karen Polenske 1991-1995
Ralph Gakenheimer 1995-1996
John de Monchaux 1996-2004
Bishwapriya Sanyal 2004-

The Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas (SPURS) is a non-degree program established in 1967 in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning by Professor Lloyd Rodwin, financed in part with a grant in international studies from the Ford Foundation. It provides an opportunity for students to spend a year at MIT studying the problems of urban and regional changes within a broad context of national development.

http://web.mit.edu/spurs/www/

Prepared by the Institute Archives, MIT Libraries
1997