Tag: City Planners

Urbanization in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities

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 Ghana. Having previously […]

#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 […]

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

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 Planning Association. It included a […]

Welcome to the Future; Input Your Data Here

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 data that could increase the […]

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

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 colleague says goodbye, and shares […]

Boston Urban Symposium Teams Up for the Spring Semester!

Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz’s Boston Urban Symposium class kicked off the spring semester by participating in the Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge, a team building exercise with the goal of revealing innate personality traits about different team members in a group, as well as highlighting the different roles members undertake and overall group dynamics. The importance of team […]

#BUCPUA Students Win Toyota/Net Impact’s Next-Generation Mobility Challenge

BUCPUA’s Professor Regan (FR), Professor Sungu (L) with BUCPUA students and winning team members Luis Quintanilla (FL) and Alejandro Delgado (BR), and their prototype of “Cindy” the cane that will assist the elderly through public transportation systems.   On Saturday, February 4, students from Boston University, UMass Boston, Wellesley College, Brandeis University, Brown University, and […]