Tag: BUCPUA

BUCPUA professor Emily Keys Innes presents this fall’s #BUcity keynote lecture, “The Early Days: Next Steps”

On Oct. 28, Emily Keys Innes, director of planning at Harriman and CPUA adjunct professor, presented her keynote lecture, “The Early Days: Next Steps” to a group of eager students, faculty, and CPUA community members. The lecture began with a literary introduction, an epigram by Alasdair Gray––borrowed from Dennis Lee’s 1972 “Civil Elegies”––which reads: “Work […]

#BUcity Co-Lab participants learn about visual communication, portfolio design, and personal branding from BUCPUA’s very own David Valecillos

David Valecillos is a graduate of the BUCPUA Master in City Planning who now works with the North Shore Community Development Corporation as the director of design. Valecillos is also a founder and director for the Punto Urban Art Museum, an open air museum in the El Punto neighborhood of Salem, MA.  On Tuesday, Oct. […]

BUCPUA kicks off #BUcity Co-Lab Week with panel discussion on tools for inclusive and accessible city planning

  The City Planning and Urban Affairs Program kicked off its #BUcity Co-Lab Week–– a series of events, panel discussions, and workshops running from October 26th through October 30th –– Monday night with a panel discussion event co-sponsored by BU Sustainability, and moderated by Sustainability’s own Erica Mattison, assistant director of communications. The event, “Planning […]

New Student Orientation Welcomes Incoming Class of 2022 Virtually with Show-and-Tell Introductions and Breakout Room Activity

  On Wednesday, September 2nd, BUCPUA hosted its New Student Orientation session for its Fall 2020 incoming graduate students. Graduate students came together over Zoom to meet each other and to learn more about their program.  The session was hosted by the Director of the City Planning and Urban Affairs program, Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler, and […]

The 2020-2021 UPA Executive Board Shares Their Hopes for an Uncertain Year

The Urban Planning Association (UPA) is the official student club of the City Planning and Urban Affairs Program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Each year, the Association holds events on learning, service, and networking to foster a sense of community and togetherness among students, faculty, and alumni.  Building a sense of community and togetherness is […]

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 pick the winning business plans […]

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

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 the Adobe Create Suite. An […]

#BUcityplanning and Architectural Studies Host Two-Part SketchUp Workshop

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 use of SketchUp for a […]

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

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 the Lincoln Institute of Land […]

Beyond the Classroom

New #cityplanningBU Adjunct Professor Lourdes Germán, JD, Answers Nine Questions     1. Tell us a little about yourself? In addition to my role on the faculty at Boston University, I serve as Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and as Director of the Civic Innovation Project. At […]