Fall 2015 Tufts UEP Practicum: Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston

Community partners and graduate students are invited to participate in a new course for Fall 2015, the Tufts UEP Practicum (UEP293-09). This is a community-university co-learning opportunity that builds on the Practical Visionaries Workshop started in 2011. The theme of this Fall’s Practicum is Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston. Our primary partner is the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network, which includes Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Chinese Progressive Association, Coalition of Occupied Houses in Foreclosure, Urban Farming Institute of Boston, and the Right to the City Alliance. This Practicum will help the Network develop financing and policy strategies, as well as support the initiatives of specific partners. Co-learning will focus on causes of urban displacement, theories of community control and the “right to the city”, solidarity economy and economic democracy frameworks and practices, and the theory and practice of community land trusts.
We will meet most every Monday 9-11:30am from September 14 to December 7. There will be an initial orientation at DSNI on Sep 21 and then 2 sessions on weeks of Oct 26 and Nov 30 that will be designed with and for the Greater Boston CLT Network. This is an opportunity for community partners to develop deeper understanding of critical community issues to inform strategy and action and gain space and time for reflection and relationship building.

Download the detailed syllabus here.

Please contact penn.loh@tufts.edu if you are interested or have any questions.

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