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Congratulations, CPUA Class of 2021

Congratulations to our City Planning and Urban Affairs Class of 2021! We are so proud of your accomplishments, and we wish the very best in your next chapter! Spring and Summer 2021 Graduates: Arya Alizadeh, MCP, Andree Entezari, MCP, Shengxiang Jin, MCP, Jiawei Li, MCP, Julia Mintz, MCP, Aneri Patel, MCP, Daniel Pezzano, MUA, Winston […]

CPUA’s Summer Reads: 10 Books on Marginalization, Resiliency, and Planning

The Spring semester is coming to a close, and the Summer promises some much-needed R&R. But just because your classes have ended doesn’t mean that your learning should be put on pause. If you have some spare time in the months ahead, check out these 10 titles recommended by CPUA faculty and staff:  Just Sustainabilities: […]

Downtown After COVID: IOC/CPUA Panel Explores Key Questions in Urban Pandemic Recovery

As the weather warms and the city of Boston emerges from a long winter defined by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one question looms in everyone’s minds: what will our cities look and feel like in the months ahead? The April 7th panel “Downtown After COVID: Will Urban Centers be the Same?”, hosted by the BU […]

From Networking to Interviews: BUCPUA Students Learn Tips for “Ensuring Success in Your Job Search”

Finding and securing a job in today’s turbulent environment is no small feat, and candidates face myriad challenges when taking the next steps in their professional lives. On Friday, April 2nd, BUCPUA hosted a virtual workshop entitled “Ensuring Success in Your Job Search” to ease some of the anxiety inherent to the process and equip […]

Lessons from the Past and Looking to the Future: BUCPUA Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and amidst the hustle and bustle of the semester BUCPUA recognizes the unique role that women have played in urban planning throughout the years. Women are historically underrepresented as leaders in the profession, but change is happening both at BU and across the world to increase women’s visibility and participation […]

BUCPUA professor Emily Keys Innes presents this fall’s #BUcity keynote lecture, “The Early Days: Next Steps”

On Oct. 28, Emily Keys Innes, director of planning at Harriman and CPUA adjunct professor, presented her keynote lecture, “The Early Days: Next Steps” to a group of eager students, faculty, and CPUA community members. The lecture began with a literary introduction, an epigram by Alasdair Gray––borrowed from Dennis Lee’s 1972 “Civil Elegies”––which reads: “Work […]

#BUcity Co-Lab participants learn about visual communication, portfolio design, and personal branding from BUCPUA’s very own David Valecillos

David Valecillos is a graduate of the BUCPUA Master in City Planning who now works with the North Shore Community Development Corporation as the director of design. Valecillos is also a founder and director for the Punto Urban Art Museum, an open air museum in the El Punto neighborhood of Salem, MA.  On Tuesday, Oct. […]

Urban Studies Capstone Proposes Green Opportunities in Hyde Park

By MET Marketing May 15, 2020 As reported in the Hyde Park Bulletin (Volume 19, Issue 19), on May 5 students from Metropolitan College’s Urban Studies Capstone course (MET UA 805) presented The Power of Green! Strategic Proposals for the Hyde Park Community. The virtual event focused on actions that could be taken to enhance access to, and […]

Brian Creamer — The Student has Become the Teacher

Brian Creamer’s Reflection on Past, Present and Future with Boston University’s City Planning and Urban Affairs Program. Brian Creamer is a Boston native and an expert when it comes to city planning. He has an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture and a Master of City Planning. Brian is a Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) provider, […]

Professor John Weis Awarded APA-MA Charles E. Downe Memorial Award

Each year the Massachusetts APA chapter recognizes outstanding students, faculty and projects throughout the Commonwealth. It is with great pride that one of our own faculty members was honored during the December 2014 awards ceremony. Boston University adjunct faculty member, John Weis was awarded the Charles E. Downe Memorial Award, which honors a planner who, […]