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Professor Emeritus James Jennings Gets Real About Gentrification
October 7, 2019
The Freedom Plow
Tufts UEP Professor Emeritus James Jennings was recently featured on The Freedom Plow, a podcast hosted by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), where he was on a panel that covered the effects of gentrification and displacement on public health, urban politics, and affordable housing. Prof. Jennings specifically talked about the context of gentrification in Boston and discussed the four phases of gentrification in the city. Prof. Jennings is a renowned expert in the field of urban politics. Catch up on the expert discussion.

UEP Professor, Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP, was featured in the October edition of the American Planning Association's Planning Magazine
October 1, 2019
Planning Magazine
Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP, a professor at Tufts UEP, had a write-up in Planning Magazine detailing his podcast, Cognitive Urbanism. After a transition into academia from being a practicing planner, Dr. Hollander wanted a forum to be able to be active whilst in the smaller, more niche academic space. Cognitive Urbanism combines Hollander's research, ideas and insights into short 10-15 minute segments that are accessible both to practitioners and a general audience. Hollander describes his podcast as "informal and concise, a chance to quickly learn about something new and enlightening." Listen to Hollander's podcast.

Curbing Hate Online — And The Violence It Incites In The Real World
Aug 22, 2019
WBUR
Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has written a commentary for NPR station WBUR's Cognoscenti.

Here Technologies presents The New Reality for Mobility
July 4, 2019
Traffic Technology Today
In this video segment, Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, discusses how cities can use technology to make mobility more inclusive and create better livelihoods for all.

Learning to love the world's ugliest building
July 1, 2019
Boston Globe Magazine
Research by Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is cited as part of this article about Boston City Hall.

It's All About Food – Sheldon Krimsky, GMOs Decoded​
June 12, 2019
Progressive Radio Network
In this "It's All About Food" radio segment, Sheldon Krimsky, Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, discusses his new book, GMOs Decoded

Can a City Shrink and Thrive? It's Complicated
May 21, 2019
Bloomberg
Research by Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is sited in this article related to shrinking cities. 

CityLine: Sunday, May 12, 2019: Gentrification and Displacement-JPNCD, part two
May 12, 2019
WCVB
This news segment highlights UEP Professor Emeritus James Jennings' 2016 study "Understanding Gentrification and Displacement: Community Voices and Changing Neighborhoods."

How the next recession could save lives
Jan. 23, 2019
Nature
2012 research by Mary Davis, associate professor and chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, investigating how economic activity impacts air pollution levels, is cited in this article exploring how public health is affected by economic crises. 

6 ways location technology is making our cities better
May 10, 2019
Business Insider UK 
Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, notes the importance of government and civilian collaboration, saying "the city is not produced—it is coproduced" in this article about how technology is helping to improve city services around the world.

If Rosa Parks rode a bus in Boston today, she'd see nearly the same segregation she fought
Feb. 6, 2019
The Boston Globe
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman comments on how Boston could implement a "congestion charge" on private vehicles to fund improved transit, particularly buses, as a way to commemorate Rosa Parks.

Lawrence reborn: A polluted mill town reclaims its future
Jan. 11, 2019
The Christian Science Monitor
Justin Hollander, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, was interviewed as part of an article about brownfields in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Residency Counts and Housing Rights: Conflicting Enactments of Property in Lima's Central Margins
December 10, 2018
Current Anthropology
Kristin Skrabut, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has published an article in Current Anthropology titled "Residency Counts and Housing Rights: Conflicting Enactments of Property in Lima's Central Margins." It examines how the Peruvian government's attempts to count and categorize poor residents of Lima have contributed to urban sprawl, unsustainable growth, and conflict in the city. It draws on Skrabut's two years of ethnographic fieldwork in an impoverished shantytown in Lima.

Boston-area scientists criticize Chinese researcher who changed embryonic DNA
Nov 27, 2018
Boston Globe
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky voices concerns over claims that Chinese scientists have edited the genes of twin babies, making them immune to HIV. Krimsky says the scientists are "acting outside of the norms of the scientific community."

Why Architecture Education Needs to Embrace Evidence-Based Design, Now
Nov 16, 2018
Architecture Digest
Justin Hollander, associate professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has co-written this essay focusing on the importance of design education that is grounded in scientific research.

Essay: Monsanto's ghostwriting and strong-arming threaten sound science—and society
Jun 26, 2018
Environmental Health News
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky pens this essay against the “corporate capture of science,” detailing his analysis of documents related to litigation filed against Monsanto Co and the toxic effects of its Roundup herbicide.

Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts.
Jun 25, 2018
National Geographic
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky comments on the complexities behind the controversial use of DNA samples to reunite migrant children with biological family members.

City Talk: Congress for the New Urbanism speakers focus on value
May 19, 2018
Savannahnow.com
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman was the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Congress for the New Urbanism, held in Savannah, Georgia.