Community-based Participatory Research

Community-based participatory research provides a framework for learning and reflection in action. Key tenets are to foster collaboration among community members and researchers (including students), engage all in reflective practice and reciprocal learning, build the capacity of community groups to create change, balance research and action, practice inter- and multi-disciplinary work, and situate community concerns in a larger context. BARA researchers examine and refine this approach through application in communities facing significant environmental challenges.

Community-based Approaches to Environmental Problems on the Arizona-Sonora Border

Partnerships, Not Projects! Improving the Environment Through Collaborative Research and Action