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

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

Field Project Teams Work on Community Land Trusts and Community-Shared Solar

  Tufts UEP’s Spring  2016 Field Projects addressed a range of critical issues that communities, municipalities and organizations face. The Field Projects class strives to bridge theory and practice by offering students the opportunity to partner with a community organization, municipality, public agency, or private firm on a project that addresses a real-life planning orContinue reading Field Project Teams Work on Community Land Trusts and Community-Shared Solar

Teaching Democracy Training for Popular Education

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

2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner

Each summer, CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) funds UEP graduate students to work with a community partner for a 10-week fellowship.  The fellowship is intended to provide capacity for community-based efforts and to offer fellows hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  2016 CoRE fellow, Gabo Sub, reflects on his internship experience at the Dudley Street NeighborhoodContinue reading 2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner

Tufts UEP Launches 3-year CoRE Partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

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

Co-Learning for Environmental Justice

The New Solutions Journal recently published an article I wrote on “Community University Collaborations for Environmental Justice”. This piece lays out a model for deep, transformative, co-learning between community and university. It is based on the partnerships that I have been building at Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning over the past six yearsContinue reading Co-Learning for Environmental Justice

Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched

Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. A report by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network’s launch on April 27, 2016 — Building a Livable Boston April2016ver. The report outlines the potential benefits of communityContinue reading Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched

Development without Displacement: UEP Field Project Supports the Formation of the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network

A team of five UEP graduate students, as a part of the 2015 UEP Field Projects, worked with a nascent network of community land trusts (CLTs) in Boston to explore the value and possibilities for CLTs in the Boston area to promote development without displacement. The four partners the team worked with are the DudleyContinue reading Development without Displacement: UEP Field Project Supports the Formation of the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network

UEP Field Project works with CERO Coop to Explore an Eco-Energy Park in Boston

CERO is a multicultural recycling cooperative based in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. CERO is comprised of a group of worker-owners whose values are steeped in community, sustainability and empowerment. CERO is among a new wave of locally owned green businesses that see themselves as part of a “new economy.” CERO began by providing food wasteContinue reading UEP Field Project works with CERO Coop to Explore an Eco-Energy Park in Boston