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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

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

Available online: Solidarity Economy in Massachusetts

Our article on emerging solidarity economies in Massachusetts by Penn Loh and Boone Shear is available online in the journal Community Development. Use this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15575330.2015.1021362#abstract. Solidarity Economy (SE) is a movement that can build power within and across scales and win supportive policy and public resources. Using the development of SE in Boston, Worcester, … Continue reading