A Harvard mathematics instructor, Robert Winters is an expert on the local political scene and publishes the Cambridge Civic Journal. Winters has stressed his practical experience in Cambridge politics and the environment in this run for city councilor.
On the relationship between MIT and Cambridge --
“[Cambridge should benefit from] MIT and all of the interesting things that are happening there.”
Winters was an instructor in MIT’s mathematics department and was recognized by the MIT administration for his teaching efforts. He supports intellectual and creative collaboration between the Institute and Cambridge.
On affordable housing --
“[Rent control would] destroy the availability of affordable housing in the future.”
Winters supports drawing investment towards affordable housing rather than reinstituting rent control. He also applauds MIT’s moves to increase the amount of on campus housing.
On the environment --
“we didn’t just bullshit about it ... we did it.”
Winters was involved in a volunteer effort to bring curbside recycling to Cambridge. He is also concerned about water quality issues especially in the Magazine Beach area.