Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
UEP helps launch Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network
5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. Loh was interviewed about community land trusts on Boston Neighborhood Network News on April 20, 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OiTnfout8). A report, Building a Livable Boston, by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network's launch on April 27, 2016. The report outlines the potential benefits of community land trusts in Boston and policy recommendations for the City. The Network is facilitated by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and includes Chinatown Community Land Trust, City Life/Vida Urbana, The Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF), Dudley Neighbors, Inc., Mattapan United, New England United for Justice, The Urban Farming Institute, Greater Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood Association, Alternatives for Community and Environment and Boston Tenant Coalition. Other coverage of the launch can be found in the Dorchester Reporter and Next City.

Professor Wu testifies before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

UEP Professor and Chair Weiping Wu was invited to testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, on April 27. The hearing focused on China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, and Professor Wu addressed issues related to China’s New Urbanization Plan and fiscal reform and their implications for U.S. economic interests. Her written testimony is available on the Commission’s website.

Rosalind Greenstein Interviewed as Expert for City Spending Article for WalletHub
4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
UEP Professor Rosalind Greenstein was recently interviewed by WalletHub, a personal finance website, as an expert on how cities spend their money. The questions asked about issues facing city governments today and how cities can function better with better finances. The article "2016's Cities with the Most Efficient Public Spending" assessed how efficiently some of America's largest urban centers spend on essential needs, primarily education, law enforcement, and parks and recreation. The article is available here.