This will be the first in a series of three posts publishing UEP’s three 2018 commencement speeches. Next will be Christian Brandt, MA, and Erica… Read More »Tufts UEP Commencement Speeches 2018: Nakia Navarro, MPP
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, Minnie McMahon reflects on her summer 2017 experience with Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts. Next week, we’ll share Sharon Cho’s experiences with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.
On Wednesday, September 20th, Grassroots International hosted a reading and panel discussion with authors of a new book from Food First, entitled Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States. Held at the Tufts Health Sciences Campus, the event was co-sponsored in part by the Tufts Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy (UEP) program, Friedman Justice League, and Friedman Student Council. Current UEP/AFE dual degree student Kathleen Nay reflects on what she learned.