By Ian Adelman, Emily Earle, and Penn Loh [Note: This article is based on Adelman and Earle’s 2012 Masters Thesis for the Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning. To download: Earle Thesis – FINAL Adelman Thesis Final] Why transformative? At the global level, it is easy to see the excesses, if not the fatalContinue reading Towards a More Transformative Community Economic Development
The Tufts New Economy Group (led by Practical Visionaries Workshop students) is hosting an all-day summit on April 13. Register now! Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First April 13th, 2013 8:30am – 4:30pm Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity surrounding our food systems? Daily we are madeContinue reading April 13 Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First
Now Recruiting for Practical Visionaries Workshop: Spring 2013 Popular Education for Building a New Community Economy Launched in spring 2011, the Practical Visionaries Workshop (PVW) brings together Tufts Department of Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) and community partners in Greater Boston to share, learn and develop strategies for “justainable” (just and sustainable) cities.Continue reading Recruiting for Spring 2013 Practical Visionaries Workshop
How can neighborhoods transform themselves into “green zones”? What can we do in Roxbury to support the ecological integrity of the region, while at the same time meet needs of local residents and enhance quality of life? In other words, how can we put justainability into action in our communities? These were among the questionsContinue reading Green Stormwater Management in Roxbury
Having harvested rural and suburban retail markets, Walmart is now ploughing new ground in cities with their smaller urban groceries. From Los Angeles to Chicago and now in Boston, communities are debating over Walmart. On the one hand, residents of economically struggling neighborhoods (often also food deserts) want jobs and access to affordable groceries. OnContinue reading Alternatives to Walmart?
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