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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CORE Summer 2015 Fellows Support Community Land Trusts in Chinatown and Roxbury
Editor’s note: Danielle Ngo and Ben Baldwin, two UEP graduate students supported by Tisch College and UEP to work with
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Community Food Planning in Action: Lessons from Dudley Real Food Hub
Between July 2014 and March 2015, the Dudley Real Food Hub (DRFH) conducted a food planning process with residents and
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Fall 2015 Tufts UEP Practicum: Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston
Community partners and graduate students are invited to participate in a new course for Fall 2015, the Tufts UEP Practicum
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Planning for a Community Food Hub in Dudley
Through the recently launched Dudley Real Food Hub, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE),
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