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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 […]

Cohort of New Students Joins BUCPUA at Virtual Spring Orientation

On Thursday, January 21st, BUCPUA hosted its second fully virtual orientation session in program history. At the hour-long event, Director Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler and Program Manager Andrea Ciminelli were joined by a small cohort of new graduate students via Zoom for an official introduction to the CPUA community and its resources. The Spring 2021 orientation […]

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. […]

BUCPUA kicks off #BUcity Co-Lab Week with panel discussion on tools for inclusive and accessible city planning

  The City Planning and Urban Affairs Program kicked off its #BUcity Co-Lab Week–– a series of events, panel discussions, and workshops running from October 26th through October 30th –– Monday night with a panel discussion event co-sponsored by BU Sustainability, and moderated by Sustainability’s own Erica Mattison, assistant director of communications. The event, “Planning […]

Boston University Students and Alumni Win IXL Innovation Olympics

With participants from universities such as Harvard, New York University, Georgia Tech, Duke, and London School of Economics, the IXL Innovation Olympics is a prestigious 8 week global consulting competition. Graduate student teams are paired with professional coaches as mentors; sponsors then provide guidance to the teams during alignment sessions, and pick the winning business plans […]

#BUcityplanning Students Increase their Marketability at Digital Design Skills and Portfolios for Planners Workshop

On October 14th from 10am to 2:30pm, in COM 206, the City Planning and Urban Affairs Program hosted a Digital Design Skills and Portfolios for Planners Workshop for #BUcityplanning students and Architectural Studies students. Brian Creamer started the morning with a session on digital design to help students acquire highly sought-after skills in the Adobe Create Suite. An […]