Initiative on Cities
The Initiative on Cities serves as a hub for urban related research and teaching across Boston University. We engage with urban leaders, policymakers, academics, and students from around the world to work toward sustainable, just, and inclusive urban transformation.
We seek to:
2021 Summer Fellowships for BU Students
The IOC is accepting applications from BU undergraduate and graduate students for our 2021 Summer Fellowships with the Cities of Boston, MA; Chelsea, MA; and Manchester, UK. Please note, the application deadline has now closed for all programs except for the Manchester, UK Program at GMCA), which has been extended to Friday, March 5, 2021 Undergraduate […] Read more
Emily Robbins, Founding & Inaugural MetroBridge Program Manager, Stepping Down After Three Years
After three years as MetroBridge Program Manager at the Initiative on Cities (IOC), Emily Robbins is stepping down from her Read more
MetroBridge Fall 2020 Recap: Community-Driven Design Concepts to Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19 in Revere, MA.
By Claudia Chiappa With 2020 behind us, it is now more important than ever to remember and honor everything that Read more
Race, Prison, Justice: Illuminating Story Through the Arts
The Initiative on Cities is proud to be a supporting partner of Race, Prison, Justice: Illuminating Story Through the Arts, Read more
Initiative on Cities Holds Inaugural Public Impact Scholars Program
The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) held its inaugural Public Impact Scholars training program on January 19–21, 2021. The Read more
Animal City: The Domestication of America
Recap by Claudia Chiappa On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the Boston University Initiative on Cities and the BU History Department Read more