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

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 … 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