Posted by Rebecca Tumposky

Developing Solidarity: Transformative Community Economic Development and the New Lynn Coalition

After having suffered decades of deindustrialization and disinvestment due to due to both municipal policies and much larger economic trends, Lynn, MA is facing a massive new development opportunity along its waterfront, with the potential to bring residential and commercial investment and hundreds of new jobs. Yet for a working class city with an increasingly … Continue reading

Land, Wealth and Community Control: A Community/University Co-Learning Session on Race and Community Economies

Land, Wealth and Community Control: A Community/University Co-Learning Session on Race and Community Economies

Land is a source of wealth and well-being. Communities of color in Boston have long struggled for control over land and the wealth generated on it. On May 12th, Tufts Practical Visionaries Workshop, Center for Economic Democracy, and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative hosted a day long workshop to explore how to build more just, sustainable, and democratic … Continue reading

Planning for a Community Food Hub in Dudley

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 operated … Continue reading