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 communities gain more control over their destinies? These are the questions that Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) will be pursuing over the next two years. The participatory research project is entitled FromContinue reading Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Awarded 2-year Federal Community Action Research Grant

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.  Funded by Tisch College, fellows get hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  And the fellows help to deepen collaboration between  Tufts and its community partners. In summer 2018, Lydia Collins worked with DudleyContinue reading CORE Fellows Summer 2018

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.  Funded by Tisch College, fellows get hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  And the fellows help to extend the collaborative work between the Tufts and the community partner. Below, Minnie McMahon reflects onContinue reading CORE Summer Fellows 2017

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

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

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 UEP’s CORE (Co-Research/Co-Education) community partners, report back on their 2015 Summer Fellowship experiences. Danielle Ngo Tisch Summer Fellow at Chinese Progressive Association I was a Tisch Summer Fellow at the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) as part ofContinue reading CORE Summer 2015 Fellows Support Community Land Trusts in Chinatown and Roxbury

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), and The Food Project have been working alongside residents, gardeners, and food businesses to grow and strengthen Dudley’s community food economy. Anchored by a 10,000 square foot greenhouse owned by DSNI’s land trust and operatedContinue reading Planning for a Community Food Hub in Dudley

URBAN FARMING, ONE VACANT LOT AT A TIME [repost from YES!]

YES! WINTER 2015, ISSUE 72 :: yesmagazine.org [Download PDF] URBAN FARMING, ONE VACANT LOT AT A TIME By Penn Loh Tony Hernandez remembers playing as a child on the vacant lots in the Dudley Street neighborhood of Boston. In the 1980s, white flight and disinvestment had so devastated this neighborhood that more than 20 percentContinue reading URBAN FARMING, ONE VACANT LOT AT A TIME [repost from YES!]