Lynton Colloquium Panelist: Lorlene Hoyt

Hoyt imageLorlene Hoyt is the director of programs and research for the Talloires Network and teaches in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. From 2002-2011, she was assistant professor and then associate professor of Urban Planning at M.I.T. where she founded and led MIT@Lawrence, an award-winning, sustained city-campus partnership. Her fields of interests are city/campus partnerships, community economic development, and social media. Vanderbilt University Press will soon publish her book, Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement, which advocates the concept of reciprocal knowledge and seeks to offer a new paradigm for graduate education. Dr. Hoyt continues to serve as Strategic Advisor to Urban Revitalizers, a women and minority-owned urban planning consultancy she cofounded in 1998. She has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York, and a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University.