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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Nelson Butten sitting with his laptop

Nelson Butten, a second-year student in the Master's in Public Policy program and the Director of Community, Family, and Student Engagement at Lawrence Public Schools, is helping to build policy that positively impacts his community of Lawrence, MA.

Fall 2020 faculty members

The teaching team has some exciting additions this fall, including a UEP alumnus.

Boarded up houses in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Minneapolis

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Julian Agyeman describes how urban planning has been used as a tool to maintain structural racism.

Betsy McDonald

Betsy McDonald Llanwarne (UEP '14) was a beloved UEP student and a passionate advocate for clean energy and environmental justice. To honor her legacy, this endowed fund will support the research and professional development of future change agents like Betsy.

Aerial view of roads, cars and buildings

Their GIS tool accounts for the unequal impact of pollution across Massachusetts.

Graduate student Zoe Ackerman

Courses in program evaluation and statistics feed into community-based research.

Open space of green

Prof. Justin Hollander discusses how public spaces might be affected by the pandemic.

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