US Census Bureau Has Released Some 2020 Census Results: What’s Next?

CAS political scientist Maxwell Palmer on how data will shape redistricting Photo by hapabapa/iStock. Last month the US Census Bureau released detailed 2020 data on population changes and a breakdown of the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity. Among the chief findings: the United States has become more diverse than ever before, and the population of […]

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Black Boston Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

First event will focus on health disparities in the city and how to build healthy communities The July 30 virtual panel on Building Healthy Communities kicks off the Black Boston series, featuring transformative Black leaders from across the city. On the event poster is the Faces of Dudley mural by Mike Womble and the Mayor’s […]

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The Transformers

Meet seven researchers who are impacting, and in some cases, revolutionizing, the human experience Boston University’s research enterprise is booming. Over 4,000 faculty across nearly 1,700 laboratories have catalyzed more scientific and social innovation than ever, attracting a torrent of new grants and funding awards. Last year, they pulled in nearly 20 percent more dollars […]

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BU’s Initiative on Cities Gets New Codirector

Katharine Lusk has played a key role in University’s urban research Katharine Lusk, who has served as executive director of BU’s Initiative on Cities since its founding in 2014, has just been named codirector of the institution. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Katharine Lusk, who helped grow BU’s Initiative on Cities (IoC) into an urban information […]

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BU Student Wins Coveted Truman Scholarship

BU junior Augustine Jimenez wins award for leadership and academic achievement Junior Augustine Jimenez (CAS) has won a 2019 Truman Scholarship, given to students who show a commitment to public service. Photos by Cydney Scott. Augustine Jimenez is on a roll. In high school, he won a Posse Foundation Scholarship that allowed him to attend […]

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From Opioids to Airbnb, BU Students Tackle Cities’ Problems

Initiative on Cities’ “MetroBridge” expands town-gown collaboration BU students will study noise spillover from Logan Airport into residential areas of Milton, Mass., this semester. Photo by SPO123/iStock. Last year, Carrie Preston and her colleagues teaching the Kilachand Honors College class on Global Health invented fictional crises to test what their students had learned during the […]

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US Mayors: Blacks, Trans, Muslim, and Immigrants Face Discrimination

BU Initiative on Cities collaborates on survey of urban leaders’ perceptions Boston’s poorest neighborhoods contend with cracked sidewalks and other problems less common in affluent sections, one of several disparities nationwide, according to a recent survey of mayors by BU’s Initiative on Cities. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/the Boston Globe via Getty Images. An extraterrestrial eavesdropping […]

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Learning How Cities Work

Initiative on Cities summer fellows find out how local governments grapple with pressing issues BU’s Initiative on Cities 2018 summer fellows: Emily Rackleff (Questrom’19) (from left), Jessica Bajada-Silva (CAS’19), Johnathan Williams (GRS’23), Juliahna Green (CAS’18), and Elizabeth Champion (CAS’20). Photos by Jackie Ricciardi and Cydney Scott. Emily Rackleff spent her summer helping to make four Boston […]

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