Author: David Gross

IOC Releases 2022 Annual Report

The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to release our 2022 Annual Report. It reflects on the research, learning, events, and people that have empowered the next generation of civic leaders at Boston University and advanced inclusive urban transformation. “2022 has been a year of growth, as well as one marked by transitions. Last […]

Bridge Builders Faculty Fellows Program

The Initiative on Cities’ MetroBridge Program and the Center for Teaching & Learning launched the Bridge Builders Faculty Fellows program in 2022 focused on advancing experiential learning at Boston University. Learn more here. “Bridge Builders” is a faculty learning community where faculty: Engage with and learn from other faculty interested in project-based learning Share experiences, […]

Incoming IOC Faculty Director Loretta Lees honored with membership in Academia Europaea

Incoming IOC Faculty Director Loretta Lees has been honored with a membership in Academia Europaea. Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an academy. Membership in the academy demonstrates “sustained academic excellence,” with an invitation-only peer-review selection process. The academy includes 72 Nobel Prize Laureates among its members.  Congratulations Professor Lees!

IOC-affiliated Faculty honored at 2022 Community and Urban Sociology Awards

The Boston University Initiative on Cities is proud to report that two of our affiliated faculty have been honored at the 2022 Community and Urban Sociology Awards. Community and Urban Sociology is a section of the American Sociological Association. Assistant Professor Jessica Simes won the Robert E. Park Book Award for Punishing Places: The Geography […]

Historical Research and Development of Six Walking Tours in Chelsea

By Amelia Murray-Cooper In Professor Bruce J. Schulman’s History of Boston: Community and Conflict (CAS HI 190) course, students developed six historic walking tours for the City of Chelsea that covered a broad range of topics, including Post-1965 Immigration, Business and Industry, Public Transit, The Fires of 1908 and 1973, Urban Renewal, and Food History. […]

Best Practices Research on Health Equity Initiatives in Worcester

By Amelia Murray-Cooper Lecturer Kaytlin Eldred collaborated with the MetroBridge Program in her spring 2022 course Cultural Humility, Racial Justice, and Health in the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SAR HS 349). Undergraduate students supported the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester by performing research and providing recommendations for how to improve the […]