Report Examines Opportunities to Transfer Private Homes into Permanent Affordability

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 faced … Continue reading

Communications Course: Spring 2017 Final Videos

A dozen students recently completed UEP’s Communications and Media course (UEP294-02). The culminating project for this course is a short video for a social media campaign on an issue chosen by the student. Below are links to three of the most outstanding videos for this year. Visit this page for videos from previous years. Sharon … Continue reading

Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts

Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts

New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in lower income communities of color [Download report: large-format or letter-size] A solidarity economy movement is emerging from lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. This movement aspires to transform capitalism—as we know it—into a world rooted in values of democracy, justice, and sustainability. These dreams arise from those … Continue reading

Fall 2015 Community Practicum Explores Community Control and Ownership Strategies

Fall 2015 Community Practicum Explores Community Control and Ownership Strategies

The theme for the Fall 2015 UEP Practicum was “Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston”, with a specific focus on the causes of displacement, theories of community control and “the right to the city”, solidarity economy and economic democracy frameworks, and community land trusts. The Community Practicum class strives to deepen university/community co-learning models by … Continue reading

Teaching Democracy Training for Popular Education

Teaching Democracy Training for Popular Education

In April 2016, a group of students and community participants completed the Teaching Democracy training on popular education. Teaching Democracy is a training and web platform for Tufts students, faculty, and community partners to build their capacity in popular and community-based education methods. Its goal is to build capacity for a community of popular and community-based educators … Continue reading

2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner

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 Neighborhood … Continue reading

Tufts UEP Launches 3-year CoRE Partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

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 next … Continue reading