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Going Beyond the Classroom

Demonstrating the Program’s commitment to Immersive Learning, Sustainable Planning, the graduating class of 2015 for the City Planning and Urban Affairs Programs and other students across Boston University, created a framework for Quincy’s Climate Action Plan. This planning initiative, on which the students collaborated with and were guided by planners from the City of Quincy and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), was the focus of this years Boston Urban Symposium – the capstone course for graduating students of the program.

Patrick Sullivan is the Director of Policy and Outreach for the 128 Business Council.

Patrick SullivanPatrick graduated with a Master in City Planning (MET ’11). He credits the MCP for laying down a “fantastic foundation in planning and transportation that allowed [him] to get a job at the Council and thrive in [his] current role.” While studying part-time for the MCP, he secured a job with the 128 Business Council as a Transportation Management Association Program Manager. In the five years that he has been there, Patrick has taken on more responsibilities, allowing him to rise to his current position.

Professor John Weis Awarded APA-MA Charles E. Downe Memorial Award

Each year the Massachusetts APA chapter recognizes outstanding students, faculty and projects throughout the Commonwealth. It is with great pride that one of our own faculty members was honored during the December 2014 awards ceremony. Boston University adjunct faculty member, John Weis was awarded the Charles E. Downe Memorial Award, which honors a planner who, in the spirit of the late Charles E. Downe, exemplifies public outreach, mentoring of young planners, and has demonstrated patience and the utmost integrity.

MET students help Quincy prepare for climate change

The Quincy Sun and Patriot Ledger both recently covered a cooperative effort between students of MET’s City Planning and Urban Affairs master’s programs, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and the City of Quincy. Their goal: to create a Coastal Adaptation Plan for Boston’s neighbor community. Read more »

Symposium students work on Climate Action Plan for Quincy, Massachusetts

This year, the students of the 2015 Boston Urban Symposium, which is the graduate capstone course for students in the City Planning and Urban Affairs Program at the Metropolitan College at BU, are focusing on creating the framework for the first-ever Climate Action and Preparedness Plan (CAPP) for the City of Quincy, MA. Learn more about the goals of this project and our students’ work so far.

BU MCP/MUA working with Haiti

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