Learn about upcoming events to engage with involving the Initiative on Cities.

Events Calendar

View our upcoming virtual, in-person, and hybrid events.

Urban Seminar Series

The Initiative on Cities provides a forum for BU Faculty and outside experts to share their urban research with peers, students and practitioners through our Urban Research Seminar Series. View upcoming and past events in this series.

Race, Place, and Space Series

Race, Place, and Space is a series co-hosted by the IOC, the BU Arts Initiative, and BU Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) that focuses on the ways in which racial and ethnic groups access, inhabit, occupy, shape, and are memorialized in urban contexts—as well as the ways their contemporary and historical contributions have been made invisible, disregarded, or denigrated. View upcoming and past events in this series.


The Initiative on Cities hosts summits that bring together urban leaders, practitioners and academics from around the world to examine timely challenges facing cities and the dynamic leadership strategies that are instrumental to tackling them. Learn more.

Speaker Series

Read about the variety of distinguished speakers hosted by the Initiative on Cities to discuss a multitude of topics and perspectives surrounding cities.


Explore public and private workshops for practitioners, academics, and researchers to create partnerships and find solutions to pressing urban challenges.

Completed Series

Read about and watch recordings of events from completed series hosted by the Initiative on Cities.