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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BUILD Tutoring Program Celebrates 20 Years

Pairs work-study and Boston public school students BUILD tutors and students at the Tobin School in Roxbury at their weekly book club. Photo courtesy of Michael Dennehy. The BU Initiative for Literacy Development (BUILD) sends work-study students to local public schools to tutor children and help develop literacy skills The organization celebrates its 20th anniversary […]

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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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Scholarships for 65 Boston High School Graduates

President Brown, Mayor Walsh honor recipients of Menino, Community Service scholarships Recipients of the Thomas M. Menino Scholarship and Community Service Award grants with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and President Robert A. Brown at a ceremony Tuesday night. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Boston University on Tuesday honored 65 Boston public high school graduates who will […]

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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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Thomas M. Menino Archives

Angela Menino (from left), widow of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino (Hon.’01), President Robert A. Brown, and the Meninos’ children, Susan Menino Fenton, and Thomas Menino, Jr., at the announcement October 27 that the official Menino archive will be housed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. “My husband dedicated his life to […]

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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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