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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Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Awarded 2-year Federal Community Action Research Grant
How does community participation influence community development and the residents who engage? How can civic participation be strengthened so that
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Preparing Soil, Planting Seeds: Community Land Trusts for Urban Farms
In Spring 2018, Alice Maggio, David Morgan, Nicole Huang, and Zoë Ackerman partnered with members of the Urban Farming Institute
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Teaching Democracy: Popular Education Training 2018
By Zoë Ackerman Teaching Democracy is a train-the-trainers program and web platform for building the capacity of Tufts and community
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CORE Fellows Summer 2018
Each summer, two Tufts UEP graduate students work with community partners for a 10-week fellowship through the CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) partnership. 
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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. 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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