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Holiday Newsletter 2017

Newsletter Fall 2017

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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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#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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