An original podcast series from the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. This podcast is co-created with the entire UEP community - students, faculty, alumni, and more!
Episode 5 of the UEPodcast is now streaming! This week, Ella Brady speaks to UEP’s new full-time lecturer in sustainability, Kate Davies, about her work navigating equitable transformations to sustainability and what she hopes to bring to UEP in the fall!
This week's episode of the UEPodcast features UEP student Bailey Hu's interview with UEP alumni and former state senator Ben Downing. The conversation involves his run for state senator while attending UEP, his current run for state governor in 2022, and his work to bridge practice with vision. Take a listen to hear the full conversation!
In this second episode of their mini-series, Kaili and Celia discuss food justice, youth empowerment, environmental justice, and transit justice in some of Boston’s marginalized neighborhoods. They speak with community leaders Liz Wang of the Dorchester Food Co-Op, as well as David Noiles and Hajar Logan of Alternatives for Community and Environment ,to hear about their work advocating for community solutions to racialized urban planning inequities.
This is the first of a two episode mini-series by recent Tufts graduates Celia Bottger and Kaili Chen. Celia and Kaili were inspired to produce these episodes after taking Professor Julian Agyeman's "Developing Sustainable Communities" course in Spring 2020. In this episode, they discuss the history of racial inequity in Boston, and how urban planning policies have reinforced racial segregation in Boston's neighborhoods. Then, in a discussion with Jose Barros of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, they learn how members of this Dorchester neighborhood are actively redressing these inequities through community-owned neighborhood development.
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the UEPodcast! In this episode, producers Lily Linke and Ella Brady talk about why storytelling is so critical for urban planners, and what motivated them to start a podcast for UEP. Take a listen and find out how you can participate!