Tag: city planning

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 […]

#BUCPUA Students up their Marketability at Digital Design Skills Workshop

Alumnus Brian Creamer (MET’15) clicked forward in his presentation, pointing to a plain Cape Cod street image. He advanced to the next slide, pointing again to the same street, but enhanced: the image now included both a wide sidewalk and bright bike lane. Creamer explained how software applications like Photoshop and InDesign can transform existing […]

Beyond the Classroom with Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz

Professor Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz is on the go. She travels 50 miles by commuter rail between Brown University in Providence and Boston University, where she teaches urban planning courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.   Despite this tiring arrangement, she reliably stops and delivers genuine attention to students through career advice, research direction, or professional camaraderie. […]