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#cityplanningBU Student Proposes Strategic Plan of Urban Development for Valledupar, Colombia

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The city of Valledupar, in the department (state) of Cesar, Colombia, has been suffering from an accelerated rate of growth. Valledupar was included among a group of 200 cities with the fastest growth in Latin America by the New York University Urban Expansion Program, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) and... More

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#BUCPUA Urban Planning Association’s Bright Future

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The mission of the #BUCPUA Urban Planning Association (UPA) has always been one to create opportunity for its students and faculty, to get to know each other, and to create a network of connections that both parties can benefit from. By creating a more inclusive and friendly environment, it encourages... More

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#BUCPUA Hosts Actionable Sustainability Symposium on Technology, Policy and the City

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On Friday, April 21, Boston University Metropolitan College’s City Planning and Urban Affairs students, faculty and alumni gathered at the Initiative on Cities brownstone at 75 Bay State Road for a full-day Symposium, titled “Technology, Policy and the City.” The event was co-sponsored by the Initiative on Cities and the Urban... More

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#BUCPUA Professor O’Connell Hosts Book Lecture

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On Tuesday, March 21, #BUCPUA Professor Jim O’Connell held a lecture on his newly published book Dining out in Boston: A Culinary History hosted by the BU Wine and Food Program. Surrounded by food and history enthusiasts alike, O’Connell used historic menus and photos of restaurants to detail Boston’s culinary... More

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Welcome to the Future; Input Your Data Here

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For many years, city planners collected a small fraction of information from residents to design the best solutions aiming to maximize the liveliness of cities while tackling the most urgent needs in the community. Nowadays, with the technological boom that we are currently undergoing, it became even easier to access... More

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Climate Change Awareness Project by Two BU Online Course Facilitators Won the MIT Climate Colab 2016 competition in the Industry Category

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Many 20-year olds dream of trotting the globe, winning climate change awards, and meeting with their country’s leader to discuss implementation and deployment of their proposed projects. Led by BU online facilitators Eduardo Fracassi and Fabian Szulanski, the young Kiri team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) won... More

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Saying Goodbye: An Interview with Donald E. Zizzi, Ph.D.

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Professor Donald E. Zizzi has been a faculty member in the City Planning and Urban Affairs program since 2007. His expertise lies in urban and regional economics, economic development, business development, development finance, public budgeting, and strategic planning and management. After nine years in the classroom, the respected professor and... More

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