Urban Planning

The Urban Planning node is comprised of academics and practitioners who work in collaboration with communities to improve the quality of life in cities. The desire to promote equitable development and social justice, urban resilience and sustainability raises urgent questions about, among other things, the future of governance and democracy, the role of markets, stewardship of nature and the environment and the role of race, immigration status and identity in constructing communities. Knowledge generated through the lived experience of urban residents themselves can serve to inform successful approaches to these challenges.

CONTACT
Aditi Mehta, Node Chair aditim@mit.edu.

NEWS

  • URBAN Newsletter – Summer 2016

    The URBAN newsletter is now available here, and it includes updates about national URBAN events and node activities during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

  • URBAN Gathers for Third National Meeting: “Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers”

    Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) Gathers for Third National Meeting at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York On Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st, nearly one hundred scholars, activists, and artists gathered for the third national URBAN conference at the CUNY Graduate Center: Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers. The convening began with ...

  • Reflections on the Second National URBAN Conference

    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. Gilda Ochoa, Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and Sociology at Pomona College, reflects on the conference: Learning from the Contradictions: A Critical Reflection on Collaborative Action-Research.

  • 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 ...

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