Category: Events

Event Recap: Exploring Data & Cities

Recap by Vijay Fisch The event’s takeaways and insights were first published on the Boston University Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences website. Photos taken by Isabella Boncser. On Friday, March 22nd, the Initiative on Cities (IOC) partnered with BU SPARK! an innovation and experiential learning lab, and the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences […]

The Nocturnal City

When: April 8, 2024 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET Where: Initiative on Cities Seminar Room, 75 Bay State Road Join us for a discussion on the relationship between the city and nocturnal spaces, exploring cultural and social experiences in urban night contexts. The event will feature Derek Pardue, Associate Professor of Aarhus University, Denmark, who will share […]

Exploring Data & Cities

Where: BU Center for Computing & Data Sciences, Second Floor SPARK! Space, 665 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 When: Friday, March 22, 2024, 5:00-6:30 PM EST Registration As complex data analysis techniques become more salient in government, there is enormous potential for quantitative analysis to improve public policy outcomes. Data tools are essential for assessing […]

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 […]

Encouraging and Implementing Transit-Oriented Development

Where: Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road When: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET Development connected to smart transportation options is key to meeting many of our most critical urban goals, such as reduced car dependency, better public health, more efficient land use, and reduced congestion. While there are successful projects, […]

2023 Menino Survey of Mayors Release Event

Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 12:00-1:30 pm ET Location: The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018 [Please use the main entrance located directly on Fifth Avenue] Lunch will be provided Registration Required Attend an exclusive briefing on the 2023 Menino Survey of Mayors, the 10th year of this annual project led […]

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 […]