Bridgette Wallace, MPP ’11, is a public health worker – turned urban planner – turned social entrepreneur. Like a genre-defying musical act, her work crosses borders and breaks boundaries throughout Boston and the Commonwealth. Her most recent project, G | Code House, has been featured in Boston Magazine,… Read More »Bridgette Wallace Refuses to Define Her Reach
Originally published on the personal blog of Penn Loh, UEP Lecturer and Director of Community Practice. Despite growing appetites for healthy, sustainable, and local food,… Read More »Will Work for Food: How Boston is Building a Just Food Economy
“Our aim is to recruit bike commuters for the ride,” said Jon Ramos – Boston resident, architect, Team Dad, and co-creator of Bos/tréal, a bike ride… Read More »Bos/tréal Turns Advocates into Adventurers
Post adapted from UEP Senior Lecturer and Director of Community Practice Penn Loh’s personal blog. See original post here. On Saturday April 28, the Solidarity Economy Initiative hosted “Learning… Read More »Boston Learns from Jackson, Mississippi
Recent UEP graduate Tony Lechuga, MA ’17, shares his work and new role as the Emerald Network Program Manager for the Cambridge-based nonprofit LivableStreets Alliance. … Read More »Meet Tony Lechuga, Emerald Network Program Manager for LivableStreets Alliance
Recent UEP alum Christina Schlegel, MA ’17, spent last summer as a fellow in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu’s office. According to Wu, Nina was… Read More »UEP Alum Nina Schlegel: We Need a Justice Framework for Urban Climate Action
Erica Walker (MSc ’11) is the founder of Noise and the City, an organization with a mission of providing community residents with accessible and relevant noise advocacy tools. She recently released NoiseScore, a free smartphone application that allows community members to objectively and subjectively describe community noise issues and map their response in real-time. She graduated from the UEP program in 2011 with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning, and recently graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a doctorate in Environmental Health. She feels a bit hypocritical because she loves the idea of urban chickens despite knowing how loud they can be. Current UEP student Liza Burkin interviewed her via email:
Each summer, two Tufts UEP graduate students work with community partners for a 10-week fellowship through the CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) partnership. Funded by Tisch College, fellows get hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development while helping to extend the collaborative work between the Tufts and the community partner. Below, Sharon Cho reflects on her summer with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. Click here for our previous post on Minnie McMahon’s experience with Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts.