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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 […]

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. […]

Beyond the Classroom

New #cityplanningBU Adjunct Professor Lourdes Germán, JD, Answers Nine Questions     1. Tell us a little about yourself? In addition to my role on the faculty at Boston University, I serve as Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and as Director of the Civic Innovation Project. At […]

Saying Goodbye: An Interview with Donald E. Zizzi, Ph.D.

Professor Donald E. Zizzi has been a faculty member in the City Planning and Urban Affairs program since 2007. His expertise lies in urban and regional economics, economic development, business development, development finance, public budgeting, and strategic planning and management. After nine years in the classroom, the respected professor and colleague says goodbye, and shares […]

Affordable Housing Leader Shares Practice-Based Lessons with #BUCPUA Students

On Thursday, November 3, Kristin Carlson, a Senior Project Manager with Harborlight Community Partners, clicked through images of empty lots transformed into beautiful, vibrant buildings. “Everyone knows there’s a need for affordable housing,” she said, as she pointed to projects her non-profit has worked on. BU Adjunct Faculty member Lily Song , PhD, hosted Carlson […]

Unforgettable Celebration Heightens Gratitude for #BUCPUA alumni

The minutia of courses, homework deadlines, and late nights can take its toll on graduate students.   But ask any alumni, and the dividends of immersive learning are more than paid in full. Throughout the academic year, BU City Planning and Urban Affairs (#BUCPUA) alumni have returned time and again in a variety of roles to […]