13 Field Projects Completed by UEP Student Teams in Spring 2022

Covers of field project reports

In May 2022, UEP MA/MS 1st year students completed 13 Field Projects with nonprofit, community, and governmental partners. This required course puts teams of 5-6 students to work on real-world projects for the entire spring semester. Final project reports are accessible at the UEP Field Projects web page.

This year’s projects featured a diverse range of themes, including community participation, environmental justice, sustainability, climate resiliency, transportation, food justice, affordable housing, and participatory budgeting. Project partners included three cities and towns, three state agencies, five nonprofit groups, and two community-based organizations. Check out this year’s projects below:

Project TitleClient
Mapping Community Engagement: The Co-Design of Union Square PlazaDesign Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)
There’s No Place Like Ames: A redesign to create a safe and welcoming park in Lynn, MACity of Lynn
Growing in Revere: Recommendations for Community Food System DevelopmentRevere on the Move, City of Revere Department of Community Health, Revere CARES Coalition
Beyond a Seat at the Table: Building a Food Coalition Centering Environmental Justice Communities on the North ShoreGreen Beverly
Building Climate Resiliency in MattapanCommunities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
An Evaluation and Oversight Framework for Participatory Budgeting in BostonCenter for Economic Democracy (CED)
Blue Carbon Capture: A Feasibility Study of Cutting-Edge Techniques to Help Meet Massport’s Climate Action Goals
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Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
Eyes on the Drive: Assessing the Human Experience of Car-Free Urban DesignThe Human Architecture & Planning Institute (HAPI)
A Road to A Greener Devens: Implementing Green and Complete Streets Policy on Goddard StreetThe Devens Enterprise Commission
Reimagining Bridge StreetTown of Weymouth, MA
Evaluating Traditionally Excluded Communities on Their Preparedness to Implement Participatory Community SolarSolstice Initiative
Fostering Mutually Beneficial Partnerships in Climate Planning and Action in MassachusettsMassachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP), Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Paying for Community Control of Land: Financing and Funding Strategies for Comunidades Enraizadas Community Land TrustComunidades Enraizadas Cooperative and GreenRoots