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IOC Founding Codirector Graham Wilson to Retire

BU TODAY: Graham Wilson, Founding Codirector of BU’s Initiative on Cities, Will Retire CAS political science professor helped create a nation-spanning partnership between US mayors and the University In 2014, Graham Wilson shared founding director duties at BU’s Initiative on Cities (IOC) with a marquis name. Working at the IOC with Boston’s longest serving mayor, […]

The Seaport…and Beyond: A conversation about racial diversity and economic equity in the Seaport—and in future neighborhood development

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12pm–1pm ET Click here to Register The IOC is proud to support the Boston Globe and the Civic Action Project for an event discussing how public policy and private action can be used to assure that neighborhood development shares the space and the benefits equitably with people of all ethnicities and […]

2021 Early Stage Urban Research Awards

In Spring 2021, the Initiative on Cities issued its seventh request for proposals to support early stage academic research endeavors focused on urban challenges and urban populations, both domestic and global. We received 37 applications from 20 schools and departments at BU, and and we are thrilled to announce we have funded 14 projects, including […]

The Urban/Suburban Educational Divide: Racial Inequities and Shifting Landscapes

Held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Schools in urban and suburban locations can vary immensely in quality, increasing the importance of where we send our kids to school. But why are some schools better than others? How has America’s notion of a good school deepened educational and racial inequities? The IOC and the BU Wheelock […]

Meet An Vu Minh Pham, the summer 2021 City of Chelsea Open Data & Digital Communications Fellow

The Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to announce that An Vu Minh Pham has been selected as the summer 20201 City of Chelsea Open Data & Digital Communications Initiatives Fellow. Avi will have the opportunity to help advance the City’s open data and digital communications initiatives while gaining first-hand insight and experience into how […]

Meet Kimberly Rhoten, JD, the summer 2021 MONUM Fellow

The Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to announce that Kimberly Rhoten (they/them) has been selected as the summer 2021 MONUM Fellow. Kimberly will spend the summer working with the City of Boston, within the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics(MONUM). MONUM is Boston’s civic innovation team, responsible for promoting participatory urbanism, along with smarter city infrastructure and […]

Meet Deep Patel, the summer 2021 Mayor’s Office of Policy & Planning Fellow

The Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to announce that Deep Patel has been selected as the summer 2021 Mayor’s Office of Policy & Planning Fellow. Deep was initially awarded a summer fellowship with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in Manchester, England. However, the fellowship was cancelled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead […]

Faculty Friday: Yuhei Miyauchi

Faculty Friday is a series highlighting members of the Initiative on Cities (IOC) Faculty Advisory Board,  by exploring their work on campus and in the city. This week, we are highlighting Yuhei Miyauchi, Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Arts & Sciences.  By Claudia Chiappa Yuhei Miyauchi has always been interested in how people […]