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Engaging with the City: Urban Studies Capstone Presentations

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On Monday, April 23rd and Monday, April 30th, the students of the Urban Studies Capstone course presented their final projects to an audience of their peers, mentors, and distinguished guests, including Dr. S. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston, Dennis Carlberg, Sustainability Director at Boston University, J. More

For a Resilient Community, Ask Your Neighbor for a Cup of Sugar

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  On Tuesday, February 13th, the Initiative on Cities hosted Cambridge City Councilman Craig Kelley for his seminar “Assessing and Planning for Neighborhood-Based Resiliency,” focusing on how a community should best prepare itself against both unexpected shocks and ongoing stresses. Boston University City Planning and Urban Affairs Director and Associate Professor... More

Boston University Students and Alumni Win IXL Innovation Olympics

With participants from universities such as Harvard, New York University, Georgia Tech, Duke, and London School of Economics, the IXL Innovation Olympics is a prestigious 8 week global consulting competition. Graduate student teams are paired with professional coaches as mentors; sponsors then provide guidance to the teams during alignment sessions, and... More

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#BUcityplanning Students Increase their Marketability at Digital Design Skills and Portfolios for Planners Workshop

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On October 14th from 10am to 2:30pm, in COM 206, the City Planning and Urban Affairs Program hosted a Digital Design Skills and Portfolios for Planners Workshop for #BUcityplanning students and Architectural Studies students. Brian Creamer started the morning with a session on digital design to help students acquire highly sought-after skills in... More

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#BUcityplanning and Architectural Studies Host Two-Part SketchUp Workshop

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On Wednesday 27th September and Wednesday October 4th, two workshops on the 3D Modeling software SketchUp were held. The Workshop was hosted by The City Planning and Urban Affairs Program and sponsored by the Architectural Studies Program.  Michael Born, president and owner of Born Illustration Inc. presented and demonstrated the... More

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Urbanization in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities

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The Honorable US Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana visits BU to explore collaborations for urban expertise and development @Initiative on Cities, Boston University, September 29, 2017 On Friday, September 29th 2017, the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, gave a talk on sustainable development in... More

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