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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Justin Hollander

Associate Professor
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Justin Hollander

Justin Hollander

Associate Professor
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Biography: 

Hollander’s Faculty Fellow project, “Expanding Town+Gown Research Funding Opportunities in Greater Boston” seeks to develop a local program comparable to an initiative in New York City that provides a centralized system to solicit research funding contracts from city and state agencies and then shares them with university partners.  With Tufts serving as the lead institution, Hollander will work with Tufts staff in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office of the A&S Dean of Research, and Community Relations to invite the Director of the Town+Gown program in NYC to Tufts. She will be the keynote speaker at an event in the winter of 2019 where procurement officials and political leaders of the surrounding communities—Boston, Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, and others—would be invited to learn about the success of the New York effort. Hollander and the Tufts team will then follow up with each city to explore ways to replicate the Town+Gown program here in Greater Boston, with particular attention to the role that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts might play.