Category: Affiliated Faculty list

Faculty working with the IOC

Menino Survey Authors Publish Article in Publius

Lead authors of the Menino Survey of Mayors and Assistant Professors of Political Science Katherine Levine Einstein and David Glick‘s article, Cities in American Federalism: Evidence on State–Local Government Conflict from a Survey of Mayors, was published in the acclaimed Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Their article, using data from the Menino Survey of Mayors research project, explores variations in […]

New Publication: Youth Participatory Budgeting

The IOC is pleased to announce a second paper published by the Boston University team of researchers exploring youth participatory budgeting. Their analysis is part of a broader study examining the scope, structure and functioning of 24 youth councils in the Boston-metro area. Among their findings, authors concluded that youth-led participatory budgeting has potential for […]

IOC Sponsored Research Published with UN-HCR

The Initiative on Cities is delighted to share The Work Permit Initiative for Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Implications for Policy and Practice, a research and policy report by Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies Masters Candidate Vicky Kelberer. In conjunction with the Boston Consortium on Arab Region Studies and the United Nations High Commissioner […]

BU’s Contributions to Boston’s Climate Initiatives

Boston University has played a critical role in contributing to two of Boston’s signature climate initiatives: Climate Ready Boston and the Boston Climate Action Plan. The Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Institute for Sustainable Energy, the Pardee Center, and sustainability@BU co-hosted a discussion of these contributions on Wednesday February 22nd. Event recap coming soon. 

Menino Authors Publish Research from Survey Data

Authors of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors, Boston University Political Science Assistant Professors Katherine Levine Einstein and David Glick, recently published research from their interviews with over 70 American mayors in the acclaimed journal, Urban Affairs Review. Their article, Mayors, Partisanship, and Redistribution: Evidence Directly from U.S. Mayors, explores the relationship […]

Menino Authors Publish Research from Survey Data

Authors of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors, Boston University Political Science Assistant Professors Katherine Levine Einstein and David Glick, recently published research from their interviews with over 70 American mayors in the acclaimed journal, Urban Affairs Review. Their article, Mayors, Partisanship, and Redistribution: Evidence Directly from U.S. Mayors, explores the relationship […]

New Publication: Boston’s Youth Participatory Budgeting

In 2013, Boston became the first city to create a youth-led participatory budgeting process. Now in its third year, Boston’s Participatory Budgeting Project engages over 2,000 Boston youth ages 12-25 to determine how to spend one million dollars of the city’s capital budget. The Initiative on Cities is thrilled to publish Youth Lead the Change: […]

Boston Public Schools’ Assignment Plan February 4, 2016 By Patricia Cahill On February 4, 2016, The Initiative on Cities held a panel discussion that brought together members of the Boston Pubic Schools (BPS) and Boston University communities to discuss the newest BPS Assignment Plan that was rolled out in 2014. This new plan reorganized Boston […]

Gentrification: Good or Bad for the Urban Poor?

Join us on Friday, October 7 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm at our office on 75 Bay State Road for a workshop lecture featuring Professor Jackelyn Hwang from Princeton University. Professor Hwang will share her forthcoming co-authored paper, Moving Down: Gentrification, Displacement, and Residential Destinations in Philadelphia, and offer a talk about her current research with […]

IOC Urban Seminar: Understanding the Economic Development Gap

Why have some cities experienced an economic development boom, while others have struggled? What can cities do to recover from decades of decline? This panel will focus on exploring and understanding the urban development gap, especially as it applies to Gateway and Legacy cities in the U.S. Join us for lunch and a conversation with […]