Theory AND Practice.

Through daily survival and historical struggles, communities are developing knowledge through action. As a professional graduate program, Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Department (UEP) aspires to educate practical visionaries. Together, UEP and its community partners are joining theory and practice to create knowledge that is usable and democratic and makes a difference in the world. We are forging deep and long-lasting place-based collaborations that are blurring the boundaries between town and gown.

CORE Partnerships
Co-Research/Co-Education (CORE) partnerships is a multi-year engagement with community-based organizations that integrates teaching, research, and practice to create transformational learning opportunities and contribute to community change.

Teaching Democracy
Teaching Democracy is a train-the-trainers program for Tufts students, faculty, and community partners to build their capacity in popular and community-based education methods.

Upham’s Corner Action Research
This project with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative explores how civic engagement can strengthen community capacity for control over land use and economic development in Boston’s Dudley neighborhood.

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By Gaston Neville Introduction Many universities collaborate with their local communities through research and outreach programs aimed at addressing systemic
It's finally published! Check out this article I co-wrote with Neenah Estrella-Luna and Katherine Shor and published in the inaugural
Mel King was the consummate practical visionary. On March 28, 2023, the world lost Mel at age 94. He was
I had the opportunity to be part of a panel on March 15, 2023 sponsored by Americorps: What is Civic
Si bien la pandemia de COVID-19 trajo enormes desafíos para las comunidades de los Estados Unidos, también fue un momento
While the COVID-19 pandemic brought daunting challenges for communities around the United States, it was also a time that united
We have published another article on the Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership (CORE). It appears in the journal Social Sciences and is titled:
I and former UEP students Zoë Ackerman and Joceline Fidalgo have published the article "A Relational Approach to Transforming Power
A chapter on the history of Community Labor United (CLU) that I co-authored with Mark Erlich has just been published
I had the privilege of working with Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna this past year on a project to learn how communities
Luisa Santos and Molly Kaviar completed their Tufts UEP Master’s theses this spring 2021, working with the Dudley Street Neighborhood
On May 21st, students, alumni, and faculty in the Tufts UEP program gathered online to reflect on their involvement with