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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  • URBAN.Boston Event in Mattapan

    On Monday, October 28th URBAN.Boston held another networking event, this time in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.  This event included small group round tables where researchers and community members had the opportunity to connect, share ideas and resources, and plan possible research + action strategies around issues facing Boston communities.  Housing, community development, and transportation ...

  • Many Urban Planning Students Enroll in Civic Media Course

    Many students in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) are enrolled this fall in Civic Media: Codesign Studio, a course offered through the school’s Comparative Media Studies Department.  In fact, the TA for the course is DUSP PhD.  Check out the class blog to get a glimpse into how comparative media studies and planning ...

  • CDCs and Academic Partnerships

    The Mel King Institute is hosting an Innovation Forum to highlight a new report on CDCs and Academic Partnerships Massachusetts. They invite you to come hear the results of the report and engage with  panelists who will share their stories of CDCs and institutions working together.  The Innovation Forum will be held on November 21 from 9am-12pm ...

  • Collaborative Research Planning RFA

    URBAN.Boston is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding to incubate collaborative research projects during the 2013-2014 academic year. Made possible by the generous support of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, these seed grants may be used for (1) the development of a new collaborative research proposal or (2) the development of a new phase of an ...

  • MIT@Lawrence Partnership

    MIT@Lawrence is a sustained, multi-faceted partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the City of Lawrence, MA, a small, ethnically diverse city 30 miles northwest of Boston. Over the partnership’s 10-year history, faculty and students from many MIT programs have worked together with Lawrence residents, civic institutions and community-based organizations to address problems facing ...