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  • Transforming Cities and Minds through the Scholarship of Engagement

    Written by engaged scholars and practitioners,Transforming Cities and Minds is an “instrument-for-action” on the problems faced by U.S. cities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment. The book advocates the concept of reciprocal knowledge: real learning on both sides, campus and city, through a complex network of human relationships. Across the country from Camden to Oakland, the ...

  • Sociologists and the Formation of URBAN

    A number of sociologists played a role in establishing URBAN, an emerging multidisciplinary network that will promote community-based and collaborative forms of research. While many sociologists have long conducted research in collaboration with community-based organizations, most of these scholars work in silos and their work is typically not rewarded or credited within the academy.  Learn ...

  • 2014 AERA Conference in Philadelphia

    The theme of the 2014 Conference of the American Educational Research Association is The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.  Check out the many excellent sessions, including several facilitated by URBAN’s Philadelphia Node. Read more here   Image by the American Educational Research Association

  • Morris Justice Project

    In 2011, neighborhood mothers in the Morris Avenue section of the South Bronx who were outraged by the NYPD’s treatment of their sons, connected with researchers from the Public Science Project, John Jay College, and Pace University Law Center who were interested in studying and challenging unjust policing. The mothers and researchers got together and ...

  • Critical PAR Summer Institute

    The Public Science Project’s 4th Annual Summer Institutes on Critical Participatory Action Research are designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical PAR to graduate students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations AND provide an environment of collective learning and development. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their current work, research interests, and ...

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