Nishani Frazier on Black Power v. Black Capitalism

Check out this great podcast/article by Next System Project, interviewing Nishani Frazier on Black Power versus Black Capitalism. Frazier is a fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and an associate professor of history at Miami University of Ohio, who has recently wrote Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of BlackContinue reading Nishani Frazier on Black Power v. Black Capitalism

Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

Check out this article I wrote for YES Magazine on solidarity economies. It argues that we need to escape “capitalocentrism” and see that there are all sorts of thriving non-capitalist economies, where there may not be a profit motive or market exchange. These solidarity economies are being innovated out of necessity by poor communities and communitiesContinue reading Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

CORE Summer Fellows 2017

Each summer, two Tufts UEP graduate students work with community partners for a 10-week fellowship through the CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) partnership.  Funded by Tisch College, fellows get hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  And the fellows help to extend the collaborative work between the Tufts and the community partner. Below, Minnie McMahon reflects onContinue reading CORE Summer Fellows 2017

John Barros Hosts Final Seminar on Gentrification and Displacement in Boston

Boston’s Chief of Economic Development and Tufts UEP MPP student, John Barros, hosted a series of policy seminars this spring with the aim to promote learning and dialogue among policy practitioners, urban leaders and students on a variety of economic issues. The series concluded with a final seminar on May 10, 2017 on the topicContinue reading John Barros Hosts Final Seminar on Gentrification and Displacement in Boston

Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning

Environmental Justice communities across the nation are reclaiming planning and driving climate resilience. Check out the new report by Movement Strategy Center: Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning: A Framework. ************* From Buffalo to the Gulf South to Minneapolis to California to New York City, communities are reclaiming the planning processes that shape how we live, work,Continue reading Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning

Report Examines Opportunities to Transfer Private Homes into Permanent Affordability

For the third consecutive year, a team of Tufts UEP Field Projects students partnered with the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network (GBCLTN). This year, the GBCLTN Field Projects team focused on understanding the challenges and opportunities for private homeowners to transfer their property into permanent affordability. The project drew inspiration from the challenges facedContinue reading Report Examines Opportunities to Transfer Private Homes into Permanent Affordability

UEP Student Assesses the Potential for an Immigrant Worker Cooperative in RI

In her master’s thesis, Janaki (Jan) Blum examines the challenges and opportunities of Fuerza Laboral in its efforts to incubate a worker cooperative of building cleaners in Rhode Island.   Founded in 2006, Fuerza Laboral (FL) is a nonprofit worker center based in Central Falls, Rhode Island.  FL largely focuses on programs that address laborContinue reading UEP Student Assesses the Potential for an Immigrant Worker Cooperative in RI

UEP Thesis Explores Opportunities for Networked CLTs in Greater Boston

Ben Baldwin examines case studies of land trust networks across the country and conducts a needs assessment for the Greater Boston CLT Network (GBCLTN) in his 2016 thesis Networked Community Land Trusts: An Analysis of Existing Models and Needs Assessment for the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. Ben was a 2015 Summer Tisch FellowContinue reading UEP Thesis Explores Opportunities for Networked CLTs in Greater Boston

Communications Course: Spring 2017 Final Videos

A dozen students recently completed UEP’s Communications and Media course (UEP294-02). The culminating project for this course is a short video for a social media campaign on an issue chosen by the student. Below are links to three of the most outstanding videos for this year. Visit this page for videos from previous years. SharonContinue reading Communications Course: Spring 2017 Final Videos