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Transforming Cities and Minds through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity, and Environment Paperback – April 22, 2013
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"Scholars and practitioners from diverse academic disciplines and professional fields will appreciate this important work. By boldly redesigning the graduate experience with a small cadre of students in M.I.T.'s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Hoyt and her collaborators provide an innovative approach for urban revitalization in ways which contribute to our understanding of issues of economy, equity and environment, while also advancing our work in the academy."
--Barry Checkoway, Professor of Social Work and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
"There are many powerful lessons for academic leaders in Transforming Cities and Minds, lessons about daunting challenges facing higher education and our urban communities ¬ and about the possibilities for new solutions. Perhaps the most important message is the need for colleges and universities to embrace bold and innovative change to create more socially responsive knowledge¬ and to educate more effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens."
--John Saltmarsh, Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston
"Creative, refreshing and inspiring--Lorlene Hoyt has taken an often stodgy academic exercise, the master's thesis, and transformed it into a vibrant, practical, and soulful tool. Hoyt and her students give 'the scholarship of engagement' new meaning. Together they demonstrate the benefits of engaging not only with people in communities, but also with one another. The humanity of community members and the humanity of the writers are interwoven seamlessly into the narratives. An excellent volume to be used in courses in urban planning, economic development, sociology, environmental management, community development, and, of course, sustainability."
--Connie Ozawa, Director of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
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Developing a new generation of engaged urban planners to revitalize U.S. cities