2020 Early Stage Urban Research Awards

In Spring 2020, the Initiative on Cities issued its sixth request for proposals to support early stage academic research endeavors focused on urban challenges and urban populations, both domestic and global. We received 27 applications from 16 schools and departments at BU, and and we are thrilled to announce we have funded ten projects, including two from interdisciplinary teams. Topics include studying female homeownership in U.S. cities, exploring civil service reform, research about urban greenspace and health, and projects in Istanbul, Turkey and Copenhagen, Denmark. Below is information about each funded project, sorted by topic: