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  • Policy Review Document for Black Civil Rights Organizations

    A request from Dr. J. Philip Thompson of MIT for critique, recommendations, and contributions to a policy review he is crafting, which aims to identify commonalities and differences in policy positions amongst Black organizations and to stimulate conversations that may develop into a unified agenda as we move into the 2016 election year. Dear Friends: I am ...

  • Dr. Gregory Squires Explains Community Based Research

    In this interview, Dr. Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, explains community based research and what role URBAN plays in integrating this kind of research into mainstream academic venues.

  • 2016 Dale Prize Call for Nominations

    The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2016 Dale Prize. The Dale Prize pairs a scholar and a practitioner for dialogues on a focused planning topic, with a goal of linking theory and practice.  Awardees participate in a colloquium, visit classes, ...

  • New Book by Shawn Ginwright: Hope and Healing in Urban Education

    Hope and Healing in Urban Education is the latest work by Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University.  The book proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by structural violence in urban communities. ...

  • Updated Guidelines for Peer Reviewing Community Based Research

    The URBAN scholar-activist network’s publications committee has drafted guidelines to aid editors and reviewers of sociological journals and conference papers in assessing community- based research submissions. The guidelines are also intended to support community-based researchers who are presenting studies for critical reviews.  Please send your thoughts and questions to charlotte_ryan@uml.edu. Check out the relevant documents below! Executive ...

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