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Manchester Summer Fellow – Juliahna Green

The Initiative on Cities is delighted to welcome Juliahna Green as its Undergraduate Student Fellow for the City of Manchester, England, for the summer. Juliahna Green is a senior studying economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. She currently interns at Roca, a local not-for-profit aimed to combat cyclical poverty. In the past, she […]

Racial Equity Summer Fellow – Jessica Bajada-Silva

The Initiative on Cities and the Howard Thurman Center are delighted to welcome Jessica Bajada-Silva as its Undergraduate Student Fellow for the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Racial Equity this summer. Jessica Bajada-Silva is a junior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences. She currently works as […]

The Best Solutions For Breaking the Incarceration Cycle

On April 18, Jen Doleac visited the Initiative on Cities to lecture on programs and policies to productively incorporate the formerly-incarcerated into their communities, such as transitional jobs, cognitive behavioral therapy, and reduced supervision. Doleac is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Batten School, and Director of the Justice Tech Lab […]

New Urban Mechanics Summer Fellow – Emily Rackleff

The Initiative on Cities is delighted to welcome Emily Rackleff as its Graduate Student Fellow for the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics this summer. Emily Rackleff is a MBA and MS candidate in the Questrom School of Business, focusing on Social Impact and Digital Innovation respectively. She formerly served as the […]

A Conversation on Gun Violence and Police Shootings in the U.S.

On April 11th, BU School of Public Health Professor Michael Siegel and former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges visited the Initiative on Cities to discuss firearm violence and community/police relations. Siegel discussed his research on the link between structural racism and fatal police shooting, and Hodges detailed her work as mayor surrounding policing and community building. […]

Providence Summer Fellow – Johnathan Williams

The Initiative on Cities is delighted to welcome Johnathan Williams as its Graduate Student Fellow for the City of Providence’s Department of Innovation this summer. Johnathan Williams is a Ph.D. candidate in History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received in BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa, where he focused […]

Event Recap: Bruce Katz and “The New Localism”

On February 28th, Bruce Katz, former Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, visited Boston University to discuss his new book “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism,” which offers a practical road map for cities to plan and fund the future. As the federal government “leaves the building,” cities are […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Spring 2018 RFP

The Initiative on Cities is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Request for Proposals for our Early Stage Urban Research Awards. These seed grants support research addressing urban challenges and urban populations in the U.S and abroad. The Awards are open to all faculty and graduate students of Boston University Schools, and interdisciplinary collaboration is […]

The Conversation: Menino Survey of Mayors and Climate

“As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are moving forward” via The Conversation. Boston University Assistant Professors and Menino Survey authors David Glick, Katherine Levine Einstein, and Maxwell Palmer published an article in The Conversation highlighting mayors’ views on climate change based on the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors data.

Submit Proposals for BARI Conference at BU on 4/27

The BU Initiative on Cities is partnering with the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) to host their spring conference, Confronting Inequality and Economic Mobility: Data-Driven Lessons From Boston, For Boston. We are looking for faculty, students and members of the private and public sectors to submit ideas for panels, presentations, posters and more. The deadline […]