How does community participation influence community development and the residents who engage? How can civic participation be strengthened so that communities gain more control over their destinies? These are the questions that Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) will be pursuing over the next two years. The participatory research project is entitled FromContinue reading Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Awarded 2-year Federal Community Action Research Grant
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
In April 2016, a group of students and community participants completed the Teaching Democracy training on popular education. Teaching Democracy is a training and web platform for Tufts students, faculty, and community partners to build their capacity in popular and community-based education methods. Its goal is to build capacity for a community of popular and community-based educatorsContinue reading Teaching Democracy Training for Popular Education
Community partnerships have been an integral part of Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning (UEP) since its founding in 1973. In 2016, UEP launched a new multi-year partnership model, called Co-Research/Co-Education Partnerships (CoRE), with long-time partner Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). This CoRE partnership builds on a 25-year history of collaboration. Over the nextContinue reading Tufts UEP Launches 3-year CoRE Partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
UEP Visiting Practitioner Aaron Tanaka is featured in this YES! Magazine article on “8 Main Street Job Creators Who Are Rebooting the Economy—Starting with Those Who Need It Most“. Below is the excerpt profiling Aaron and his work with Boston Workers Alliance, Center for Economic Democracy, and the Boston’s Youth Participatory Budgeting process. *****REPOST***** AaronContinue reading Aaron Tanaka featured as a “Main Street Job Creator”
YES! Magazine has just published “Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods“. This is an article adapted from the piece that Glynn Lloyd and I wrote last fall in this blog.
Yes! Magazine just published an updated version of the article I wrote last October, “What is the Color of the New Economy?“. Check out “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” at http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/race-and-the-new-economy.
COOPERATIVE ENERGY, RECYCLING & ORGANICS COOPERATIVA PARA ENERGIA, RECICLAJE & ORGANICOS The CERO worker cooperative is launching its startup financing campaign! Workers supported by Boston Workers Alliance and MassCOSH began planning for this recycling business about a year ago. Check out their video and their website: http://www.cero.coop/. Below is a reprint of a recent articleContinue reading CERO Cooperative Launching
The Tufts New Economy Group (led by Practical Visionaries Workshop students) is hosting an all-day summit on April 13. Register now! Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First April 13th, 2013 8:30am – 4:30pm Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity surrounding our food systems? Daily we are madeContinue reading April 13 Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First
The word “transformation” is on the tips of many tongues these days, especially for those wanting an economy that works for all our communities. The next Practical Visionaries Forum will feature two transformative economic strategies designed for cities that have been left behind and hardest hit by the economic crisis. MIT’s Phil Thompson will talkContinue reading Practical Visionaries Forum March 14: Transformative Economic Development