Author: Ting Wei Li

An Pham: Reflecting on my 2022–2023 NLC Menino Fellowship

I had a fantastic experience being the 2022–2023 National League of Cities Menino Fellow. I went in with a summer’s experience from another IOC Fellowship, half of an economics degree, and scattered convictions about cities. I’m leaving as a staunch urbanist after exploring those convictions and finding names for the ones that made sense by […]

Call for Papers: Rethinking the Media-Gentrification Nexus

Workshop & Special Issue This Call for Papers (CFP) encourages contributions that rethink the interface between gentrification, displacement, and the proliferation of ‘old’ and ‘new’ media practices. We hope to draw an inter- or trans-disciplinary set of contributions from sociology, geography, political science, media studies, gender and sexualities studies, Black studies, film studies, journalism, literature, […]

Initiative on Cities 10-Year Celebration

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Center for Computing & Data Sciences, 17th Floor, 665 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 Please RSVP for the Event We’re turning 10! The Initiative on Cities cordially invites you to celebrate this milestone with us. This special occasion marks a decade of urban […]

Multiplied Displacement: Governance, Profit, and Solidarity in Urban Migration Regimes in the U.S. and Germany

Where: Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 6:30 – 8:00 PM ET Join us for our first Boston Urban Salon speaker event featuring Dr. René Kreichauf, an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies & Planning at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels). Professor Kreichauf will analyze how international and […]

IOC Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to release our 2023 Annual Report. While it has been an exciting year of change and transition, our pillars of Research, Learning, and Practice continue to guide our activities towards sustainable, just, and inclusive urban transformation. Over the past year, the IOC: Continued to lead the […]