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.

Aditi Mehta, Node Chair aditim@mit.edu.


  • Tenure Track Public Policy Position

    The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track mid-level assistant or associate professor, to begin September 1, 2015.  Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until filled. Please click here for full details ...

  • Occidental College Faculty Search

    The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a senior scholar at the associate or full professor level. The position includes an appointment with tenure. The position will begin in the fall of 2015. The Department invites candidates from a range of disciplines, including urban planning, economics, sociology, political science, environmental studies, ...

  • UAA Pre-conference Workshop

    The Urban Affairs Association will host a pre-conference workshop on urban education policy advocacy on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Entitled Connecting Research to Urban Education Activism, this workshop will bring together scholar activists who are conducting or want to conduct research in one of the areas listed below and related areas. Participants will briefly discuss ...

  • Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship

    The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program at the University of California, Berkeley and the DataCenter invite proposals for Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship, taking place April 24, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley.  The Symposium will hold a critical conversation about university-community partnerships that take the form of community engaged scholarship, particularly focusing ...

  • Is Equitable Development Possible in the 21st Century? Prospects and Possibilities for Washington DC

    On March 27, 2014, ONE DC and The George Washington University will co-sponsor an equitable development symposium entitled “Is Equitable Development Possible in the 21st Century? Prospects and Possibilities for Washington DC.”  The keynote speaker for this inaugural symposium will be Dr. Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and executive director of PolicyLink. In addition, the symposium will ...

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