Initiative on Cities
The Initiative on Cities engages with urban leaders, academics, and policy makers from around the world to help plan for the development of essential services and sustainable infrastructure necessary for cities to flourish.
We seek to:
Confronting Systemic Racism: Policing, Mass Incarceration, and Black Lives Matter
On June 23, 2020 the Initiative on Cities (IOC) hosted Confronting Systemic Racism: Policing, Mass Incarceration, and Black Lives Matter. Kimberly Read more
Opportunity Zones: How Are They Working for Cities?
On June 10, 2020, the Initiative on Cities (IOC) hosted an online briefing to share new research and perspectives on Read more
COVID-19 Research to Action Seed Grant Awards
The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to announce the recipients of its COVID-19 Urban Research-to-Action call for Read more
MetroBridge Announces Menu of Project Options for Local Governments and Community Organizations
Despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that the financial and operational impacts on local governments and community organizations will be Read more
2020 Early Stage Urban Research Awards
In Spring 2020, the Initiative on Cities issued its sixth request for proposals to support early stage academic research endeavors Read more