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 Organizational Structure and Leadership

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
McCormack Graduate School
Department of Public Policy
100 Morrissey Drive
Boston, MA 02125


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  • Boston Community Based Data Event

    On December 4, 2014 URBAN Boston and the Millennium Ten Initiative hosted an event focused on the use of community-based data for measurable, breakthrough results!  The event was held on from 6-8:30pm at the Black Box Theater at Codman Academy (14 Epping Street in Dorchester, MA).  One of the highlights of this event was a presentation ...

  • 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 ...

  • RFP: Next Generation Engagement

    The 2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement was held on September 15, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the Annual Lynton Colloquium launched a new research initiative aimed at studying key community engagement issues identified by a crowd-sourcing methodology ...

  • Job Opp at UMass Boston Gaston Institute

    The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an Associate Director for Research.  The Associate Director will initiate, develop and implement a research agenda in the field of education that leverages the expertise, skills and research interest of the institute by developing funding proposals to federal, state and ...

  • Report: Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar

    This is a report of the Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar held on May 5, 2014 at UMass Boston.  The purpose of this seminar was to examine and explore a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and recognition to faculty for ...