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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Environmental Justice communities across the nation are reclaiming planning and driving climate resilience. Check out the new report by Movement
For the third consecutive year, a team of Tufts UEP Field Projects students partnered with the Greater Boston Community Land
In her master’s thesis, Janaki (Jan) Blum examines the challenges and opportunities of Fuerza Laboral in its efforts to incubate
Ben Baldwin examines case studies of land trust networks across the country and conducts a needs assessment for the Greater
A dozen students recently completed UEP's Communications and Media course (UEP294-02). The culminating project for this course is a short
New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in lower income communities of color [Download report: large-format or letter-size] A solidarity
The theme for the Fall 2015 UEP Practicum was “Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston”, with a specific focus on
  Tufts UEP’s Spring  2016 Field Projects addressed a range of critical issues that communities, municipalities and organizations face. The
In April 2016, a group of students and community participants completed the Teaching Democracy training on popular education. Teaching Democracy
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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