The Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) is a national platform that facilitates community-based research, teaching and learning for action across disciplinary lines, connecting scholars and community activists within and across cities. It was started in 2011 to honor the memory of activist scholar Marylin Gitell, and has received generous support from SAGE Publications. URBAN currently has local nodes in Boston, LA, NY, and Northern California. It also has nodes that connect at the national level among sociologists, education researchers and community planners.
URBAN.Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston, "URBAN.Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network): Creating connections between community + academia" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 129.