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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Leaders of US Cities Worried about Lack of Affordable Housing

IoC Menino Mayoral Survey finds cost drives people away Affordable housing and climate change were two of the biggest concerns addressed in the University’s Initiative on Cities 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors. Photo by iStock/RSfotography. If you want to get mayors of US cities talking, says BU political scientist David Glick, ask them about affordable housing. […]

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BU Scientists Get $3 Million NSF Research Traineeship Grant

Preparing new generation of researchers to tackle urban environmental problems BU faculty Lucy Hutyra (from left), Pamela Templer, and Jonathan Levy are leading an NSF Research Traineeship program aimed at providing graduate students the technical, policy, and communications skills needed to help cities address multidimensional environmental and public health issues. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. More […]

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Tackling the Wage Gap with Code

Hariri software team aids Boston Women’s Workforce Council Hariri Institute director Azer Bestavros at a City Hall press conference on the Boston Women’s Workforce Council wage gap report earlier this month, flanked by Katie Conboy, Simmons College provost (from left), former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Eddie Ahmed, MassMutual Financial […]

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IoC 2016 Survey of Mayors Finds Poverty a Top Issue

City leaders nationwide say minorities, immigrants being left behind The 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors, issued by BU’s Initiative on Cities, finds that mayors are increasingly worried about the lack of job opportunities for the middle class. Photo by Flickr contributor Lorianne DiSabato. The nation’s mayors say that poverty is the most pressing economic issue […]

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BU Mourns Loss of Former Mayor Menino (Hon.’01)

Made Boston one of the world’s most inclusive cities Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), director of BU’s Initiative on Cities, signs copies of his recent book, Mayor for a New America, during an event at the Castle October 16, 2014. Photo by Cydney Scott. Thomas M. Menino 1942-2014: The Boston University community joins the city in mourning the […]

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