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  • URBAN Gathers for Second National Meeting at University of Massachusetts, Boston

    On Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, over fifty scholars and activists from the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) gathered for their second national conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This gathering was sponsored by the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations. Mark R. Warren, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Public ...

  • Planning Accreditation Board New Standards Would Eliminate Diversity Measures

    Dear URBAN network, As I’m sure some of you know, the Planning Accreditation Board (which accredits planning schools) is revising their standards, including the elimination of particular metrics around student and faculty diversity. This will be devastating to efforts to recruit and retain students and faculty of color in planning schools. Please see the forwarded note below ...

  • Director of Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship

    APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED Please share with qualified candidates Harvard College is currently seeking applications for the newly established Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship position. This position will assume primary responsibility for the implementation of an exciting new initiative connecting public service to academic coursework at Harvard College. Qualifications include a Doctoral degree and previous teaching experience ...

  • URBAN Member Open Letter in Solidarity with the Students at the University of Missouri

    This past weekend, scholars and activists from around the country gathered for the second national URBAN convening, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. (We will be reporting more on this meeting as soon as possible, in an upcoming newsletter.) One of the outcomes of this meeting is an urgent open letter, as members of URBAN, ...

  • Guidelines for New URBAN Nodes

    Starting an Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) node gives you the opportunity to bring academics and community leaders together locally and be part of a national network where you can learn, share resources, and work together on the basis of common values. URBAN is building a new and exciting field of collaborative research committed ...

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