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For more information on anchor institutions, please visit the Talloires Network website. The course concluded with presentations of student research projects. Topics included an analysis of Business Improvement […]
Elisabeth Holden wrote a new post, 11/20/12: International Dimensions of Anchor Institutions (Presented by Professor Rob Hollister), on the site Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization 1 year, 7 months ago
Around the world, an “invisible revolution” is occurring, with the engaged university replacing the ivory tower. Institutions but also professors and students are contributing to this movement both through […]
Elisabeth Holden wrote a new post, 11/6/12: Interview Methods and a Case Study of De-Industrialized Cities (presented by Lorlene Hoyt), on the site Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization 1 year, 10 months ago
To record or not to record? Expect 6-8 hours of transcription for every hour of interviews. Other considerations: personal comfort, use for research. Tufts Library has equipment to […]
Sarah—Access to Higher Education
Visual aids: poster from former research highlighting “Distance Education as ‘Gateway’ to Increasing Educational Attainment for Rural Populations,” and handout on access to […]
Elisabeth Holden wrote a new post, 10/23/12: Why Behave Like an Anchor? Part II: External Pressure, and Moving Beyond Eds and Meds—A Closer Look at Other Anchors, on the site Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization 1 year, 10 months ago
This class discussion centered mainly around the potential benefits and challenges of two types of agreements: community benefit agreements, and payments in lieu of taxes. Our main sources of information were two […]
Note: for a description of this assignment (the first paper of the semester) as well as full references for readings mentioned, please see Syllabus.
Compares Michael Porter’s anchor institution […]
Danny LeBlanc, a longtime Somerville resident, has been Executive Director of Somerville Community Corporation for twelve years.
What is the SCC’s affiliation with the city’s government?
Multi-layered and […]
Elisabeth Holden wrote a new post, 9/25/12: Field Trip, Part 1: Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, on the site Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization 1 year, 11 months ago
Discussion leaders: George Proakis, Director of Planning; Michael Glavin, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Community Development; Brad Rawson, Economic Development Planner (and Tufts UEP alum!)
Elisabeth Holden wrote a new post, 9/11/2012: Impact of Anchors, Part 1: Institutional Perspective. Guest Speaker: Amanda Wittman, on the site Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization 2 years ago
In upcoming weeks, the class will be visiting Somerville City Hall and Somerville Community Corporation. Advantages to meeting at their places, rather than having them visit our class, include an enhanced […]
Discussion of Readings (see reading list below):
Comment: much of what was in readings seemed obvious. Definite trends that were tried and true; seems like from planning side there is lots of literature about […]
Co-taught by Professor Robert Hollister and Dr. Lorlene Hoyt, Anchor Institutions and Community Revitalization is a collaborative graduate research seminar in the Urban and Environmental Planning Department at […]