About Our Project

The 2013 Practical Visionaries Field Project aims to engage communities in action and conversations about our food economy.

Click the About Us page for more information on the Practical Visionaries Field Project team from Tufts University’s Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) department and the Practical Visionaries Steering Committee members. Follow additional links for individual team member bios.

Our Theoretical Framework, written by the Practical Visionaries Field Project team and based on research on food systems assessments, community-based economic thought, and popular education models, is available on the website or in .pdf format here. The bibliography that supports this work is available on the Sources page and in .pdf format.

The Field Project Methodology, summarized in the project flow chart (below) is a window into the Practical Visionaries Field Project team process – the Methodology page describes our data collection and project timeline in more detail.

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Fig. 1. The above flow chart describes the three project components of the 2013 Practical Visionaries Field Project and how the team conceived of their relationship to each other during the beginning stages of the project. (Figure by Rebecca Schofield. “Project Flow Chart,” 2013.)

Please click here to learn more about the conclusions we have come to after developing and piloting some of these tools, as well as recommendations and next steps we suggest for future work.

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