URBAN.Boston is focused on bringing researchers and community members together to work on mutual areas of interest including but not limited to health, housing, education, transportation, and the ability for community members to use diverse data sources and analytic methods to devise evidence-based interventions. Additionally, URBAN.Boston will continue to enhance its communications capabilities to connect the Boston community around engaged research and action.

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URBAN.Boston is hosted at UMASS Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, Department of Public Policy. For more information about URBAN Boston, please contact us:University of Massachusetts Boston
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Boston, MA 02125


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  • Highlights from National URBAN Conference

    On April 30th and May 1st, the first national URBAN gathering took place at UMASS Boston. Forty-five scholars from across the country gathered for a 2-day working conference on “Collaborative Research for Equity and Action in Education.” Funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association, the conference was designed to bring together scholars ...

  • Building a New Public Education Vision

    URBAN Boston and the Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) will host a dialogue with Boston area activists and scholar-activists from across the country who are leading action research projects for educational justice. This dialogue will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 6pm at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (Campus Center, 3rd floor, Room 3540). Click ...

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grants

    With the generous support of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation (a private foundation which is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class), URBAN.Boston is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding to help incubate an education-related collaborative research project ...

  • Collaborative Research Conference

    The Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) has received a grant from the American Educational Research Association to host a conference on “Collaborative Research for Action and Equity in Education.” This invitation-only, working conference will be held April 30th – May 1st at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to the conference, five working groups ...

  • Youth HUB Presentation

    On December 4, 2014 the URBAN Boston node and the Millennium Ten Initiative hosted an event focused on the use of community-based data for measurable, breakthrough results.  One of highlights of the event was a presentation by YouthHUB.  The presentation slides can be found here! Image by Youth HUB