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Resident experts: The potential of critical Participatory Action Research to inform public housing research and practice

Policies affecting those living in poverty are often created without the direct and meaningful participation of the people meant to be served. This has been especially the case with public housing. To contextualize the need for alternative approaches to inquiry, we begin by examining the history of public housing through the lens of oppression and […]


Up-scaling action research and implications for community organizing practice

Post Academic researchers often fail to fully comprehend the scope of and causes behind challenges experienced in low-income neighborhoods unless they engage in action research (AR), where relationships built over time allows for research questions to emerge that combines local-knowledge with academics’ knowledge. Through an AR partnership in a Charlotte, North Carolina neighborhood, we had the […]