Category: Urban Seminar Series

View past events from our Urban Seminar Series! Click on a post to view a recap or recording, if available. While some upcoming events may appear below, view the full list on our calendar.

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 […]

Event Recap: Homelessness is a Housing Problem (4/3)

Watch the full recording here! Full Event Recap forthcoming On April 4, 2023, BU Initiative on Cities and the School of Social Work hosted a discussion on homelessness in America. Why do some cities have higher rates of homelessness than others? What explains that regional variation, and what can local leaders do to reduce and prevent homelessness? […]

Event Recap: When Cities Lobby Book Talk & Panel (3/29)

Event recap by Dhruv Kapadia Watch the full recording here! On Wednesday, March 29th, the Initiative on Cities (IOC) and the American Politics Seminar Series hosted a discussion titled “Cities, Lobbyists, and Power” that investigated why mayors rely on professional lobbyists to amplify their voices and represent their city’s interests in state politics. More generally, […]

Cities, Lobbyists, & the Power to Influence Politics

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:00-1:30pm Location: Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road Lunch will be provided Register Join the BU Initiative on Cities and the American Politics Seminar Series for a discussion that explores why mayors rely on professional lobbyists to amplify their voices and represent their city’s interests in state […]