Tag: planning

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unforgettable Celebration Heightens Gratitude for #BUCPUA alumni

The minutia of courses, homework deadlines, and late nights can take its toll on graduate students.   But ask any alumni, and the dividends of immersive learning are more than paid in full. Throughout the academic year, BU City Planning and Urban Affairs (#BUCPUA) alumni have returned time and again in a variety of roles to […]

#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 […]