Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Mark Chase and UEP Alumni Alexandra Reisman published in Transit Integration
1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Tufts UEP faculty member Mark Chase and UEP Alumni Alexandra Reisman were recently published for a Transit Cooperative Research Program report for Improving Transit Integration Among Multiple Providers.  The report, sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration, is a transit integration manual that shows how integrating service or programs can benefit the consumer and improve the agencies buying power and access to funding. Using examples from around the world, the report documents how different transit agencies have tackled the issues of sustaining intrastructure in the 21st century. This report follows a previous paper of a few years ago that involved other UEP students (Markie McBrayer and Eunice Kim).
Congratulations to Prof. Justin Hollander on his new book, Cognitive Architecture
12/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Professor Hollander's latest book, Cognitive Architecture: Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment came out recently.  The book aims to help planners, architects, designers and community leaders think about human subconscious behavior as they shape the built environment.  The book suggests four principles for understanding our hidden proclivities; Edges Matter; Patterns Matter; Shapes Carry Weight; and Narrative is Key. For those of you in the Greater Boston area, you are invited to join his co-author, Ann Sussman, and him for a celebration of the launch of the book at the Harvard COOP on Wednesday, February 25th, 5PM-6:30PM.  He was also quoted in a NPR piece regarding how architecture influences how people interact in cities.


Penn Loh publishes article on community land trusts in YES! Magazine
12/9/2014 9:00:00 PM
YES! Magazine recently published “Urban Farming, One Vacant Lot at a Time” in it’s Winter 2015 Issue. The article focuses on how community land trusts are a form of democratic ownership of land that is helping to promote affordable housing and urban farming. To download the full PDF or read the text, go to the Practical Visionaries blog at: http://pennloh.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/urban-farming-one-vacant-lot-at-a-time-repost-from-yes/.