Tag: Sustainable Development

Urbanization in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities

The Honorable US Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana visits BU to explore collaborations for urban expertise and development @Initiative on Cities, Boston University, September 29, 2017 On Friday, September 29th 2017, the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, gave a talk on sustainable development in Ghana. Having previously […]

#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 […]

Climate Change Awareness Project by Two BU Online Course Facilitators Won the MIT Climate Colab 2016 competition in the Industry Category

Many 20-year olds dream of trotting the globe, winning climate change awards, and meeting with their country’s leader to discuss implementation and deployment of their proposed projects. Led by BU online facilitators Eduardo Fracassi and Fabian Szulanski, the young Kiri team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) won the MIT Climate Colab 2016 […]

Boston Urban Symposium Teams Up for the Spring Semester!

Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz’s Boston Urban Symposium class kicked off the spring semester by participating in the Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge, a team building exercise with the goal of revealing innate personality traits about different team members in a group, as well as highlighting the different roles members undertake and overall group dynamics. The importance of team […]

#BUCPUA Students Win Toyota/Net Impact’s Next-Generation Mobility Challenge

BUCPUA’s Professor Regan (FR), Professor Sungu (L) with BUCPUA students and winning team members Luis Quintanilla (FL) and Alejandro Delgado (BR), and their prototype of “Cindy” the cane that will assist the elderly through public transportation systems.   On Saturday, February 4, students from Boston University, UMass Boston, Wellesley College, Brandeis University, Brown University, and […]