James Belmore

  • City of Boston, Transportation Department
  • Master of Urban Affairs ’16

Through the BU Master of Urban Affairs degree, I seized an opportunity to build on my personal belief in and commitment to sustainability through a formal degree program.  I was drawn to the Urban Affairs program because of the caliber of the program and the diverse course offerings.  I also appreciated the flexibility of pursing a part-time degree while working full time.

I work for the Transportation Department at the City of Boston.  We are serious about sustainability and the quality of our urban ecosystem, and my coursework helps me to contribute to those discussions in new and innovative ways.

I urge degree candidates to look for opportunities, however small, to put new knowledge into practice.  Application not only cements knowledge for the longer term, but also builds confidence and provides a sense of accomplishment.

At Boston University, James earned a Master of Urban Affairs degree as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability, with elective coursework focused on creating sustainable urban environments in the face of climate change and urbanization.

James currently works in the Transportation Department for the City of Boston. In addition, he has been involved in establishing a bicycle fleet of parking enforcement professionals and has also served on the Boston Bikes Advisory Committee for several years.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, James has also lived in Washington, D.C.  James holds a B.S. in Mass Media at the University of the District of Columbia, and he has been living in Boston since 2007.