Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
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/.
UEP Prof. Sheldon Krimsky interviewed in Tufts Now, Questioning GMO's
11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tufts Now recently published an article interviewing UEP professor Sheldon Krimsky regarding his new book The GMO Deception. The article "Questioning GMO's," explains how the recent rise of GMOs has potential risks and more research is needed into the long term possible hazards of this food supply.