Transforming Cities and Minds through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity, and Environment, Viv Ellis, 9780826519047

Author: Viv Ellis


Written by engaged scholars and practitioners, Transforming Cities and Minds is an “”instrument-for-action”” on the problems faced by U.S. cities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment. The book advocates the concept of reciprocal knowledge: real learning on both sides, campus and city, through a complex network of human relationships. Across the country from Camden to Oakland, the contributors engaged with community partners – hospitals, churches, community development corporations, community foundations, and other rooted institutions – to help restore old cities to life. Their collaborative thesis project engaged them with one another and university staff; it may offer a new paradigm for graduate education.

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