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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 […]

#cityplanningBU Alumna Spotlight

Lauren Masiar, MCP ’16, shares her journey to becoming the Assistant Town Planner for the Town of Milton, MA   Current Position:  Lauren Masiar is currently the Assistant Town Planner for the Town of Milton, Massachusetts. Under the supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development, she assists in the review of development proposals […]

#BUCPUA Hosts Actionable Sustainability Symposium on Technology, Policy and the City

On Friday, April 21, Boston University Metropolitan College’s City Planning and Urban Affairs students, faculty and alumni gathered at the Initiative on Cities brownstone at 75 Bay State Road for a full-day Symposium, titled “Technology, Policy and the City.” The event was co-sponsored by the Initiative on Cities and the Urban Planning Association. It included a […]

Beyond the Classroom with Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz

Professor Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz is on the go. She travels 50 miles by commuter rail between Brown University in Providence and Boston University, where she teaches urban planning courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.   Despite this tiring arrangement, she reliably stops and delivers genuine attention to students through career advice, research direction, or professional camaraderie. […]

Crowds play, learn, and win with #BUCPUA at Sustainability Festival

Student Eleanor Reagan (CAS ’18) contemplated throwing a Panera soup cup into three containers labeled compostable, recyclable or landfill. She eventually decided to throw the cup into the compostable section. Unfortunately this was the wrong choice – Panera cups have wax and go to landfill – and she lost the game. The #BUCPUA Sustainability Planning […]

#BUCPUA students get immersed in the latest environmental news and policy reforms

During the Summer 1 term, BU City Planning and Urban Affairs students enrolled in UA 610, Urban Environmental Issues, met twice each week to analyze local and global environmental events and related policy implications.  Led by Adjunct Faculty Professor Kwabena Kyei-Aboagye, JD, students developed solutions to improve ongoing urban environmental problems.  Specifically, students studied how […]