Will Work for Food: How Boston is Building a Just Food Economy

By Penn Loh and Laura Flagg Despite growing appetites for healthy, sustainable, and local food, workers in the food industry are still among the lowest paid and highly exploited workers in the US. The more than 20 million people (representing 1/6 of the entire US workforce)[i] who are growing, producing, and serving food often workContinue reading Will Work for Food: How Boston is Building a Just Food Economy

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 Community Land Trust to carry out a Tufts Field Project. The Urban Farming Institute (UFI) of Boston’s mission is to promote urban agriculture through education, farmer training, policy initiatives, and farm site access for farmers.Continue reading Preparing Soil, Planting Seeds: Community Land Trusts for Urban Farms

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 Trust Network (GBCLTN). This year, the GBCLTN Field Projects team focused on understanding the challenges and opportunities for private homeowners to transfer their property into permanent affordability. The project drew inspiration from the challenges facedContinue reading Report Examines Opportunities to Transfer Private Homes into Permanent Affordability

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

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 community stakeholders.  A collaborative in the Dudley Neighborhood, DHRF is anchored by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), in partnership with the Food Project (TFP) and Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE). The Dudley RealContinue reading Community Food Planning in Action: Lessons from Dudley Real Food Hub