SPURS Alumn and Founding Director of Liter of Light Illac Diaz has installed more than 350,000 bottle lights in more than 15 countries and taught green skills to empower grassroots entrepreneurs at every stop. In commemoration of the SPURS 50th Anniversary, Illac created this video:

SPURS' 50th Anniversary on MIT NEWS

SPURS, created in 1967 within DUSP, is a one-year, non-degree program designed for outstanding mid-career professionals from newly industrializing countries. Over the course of 50 years, SPURS has drawn fellows from across over 120 countries and from fields as diverse as architecture, economics, and urban planning.

“We provide them [SPURS Fellows] with a setting where they can reflect on their career, study new ideas and technologies, and start thinking about what they want to do next,” says Bish Sanyal, the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning and director of SPURS since 2004.

To learn more, read Ken Shulman's full MIT News Story here.

Then visit the SPURS website, here.

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Image credit:  MIT News