City Planning & Urban Affairs Lecturer: Cities Should Give Public Space Officers Real Power

After protracted periods spent indoors in recent years, it’s little surprise that demand for accessible, aesthetically pleasing public spaces is on the rise. Cities like Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston have even gone so far as to appoint public servants with the specific task of beautifying and renovating open-to-the-public places like parks, streets, and plazas.

City Planning & Urban Affairs Interim Director Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz Receives Initiative on Cities Grant

Assistant Professor Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz, director ad interim of MET’s City Planning & Urban Affairs programs, has been awarded a grant by BU’s Initiative on Cities dedicated to investigating the relative community impact of private sector real estate development projects in the city. As part of the grant, Sungu-Eryilmaz, whose research focuses on sustainability, will investigate […]

City Planning & Urban Affairs Students Make Impact with South Boston Curb Usage Study

A major component to any Metropolitan College (MET) education is hands-on experience within a given field. Students studying for their Master of City Planning or Master of Urban Affairs are given opportunities to connect with policymakers, urban leaders, and academics. And in fall 2021, through BU’s Initiative on Cities (IoC) MetroBridge program, students got the […]

City Planning Alum Helps Score Legislative Win for Home-Based Food Entrepreneurs

As a student in BU MET’s City Planning & Urban Affairs programs, Andree Entezari (MET’21) developed the know-how it takes to envision and execute practical solutions to challenges in urban life, through partnership and policy. So, when local regulations forbade Entezari from selling lavashak—the Iranian dried fruit snack made from apples, plums, and strawberries he’d […]

City Planning, Urban Affairs Students Named Initiative on Cities 2019 Summer Fellows

A pair of MET students have been selected to join the BU Initiative on Cities 2019 class of Summer Fellows. Natalia Chavez, of the Master of City Planning program, and Kevin Flakes, of the Master of Urban Affairs program, will collaborate with local leaders and legislators on projects designed to support services and sustainable infrastructure. […]

Urban Affairs Standout Joins State’s Citizens United Commission

Joyce Sanchez, a MET Master of Urban Affairs student, has been appointed by Attorney General Maura Healey to join a Citizen’s Commission. The 15-person commission, established as a result of Question 2 on the 2018 Massachusetts ballot, is tasked with exploring a constitutional amendment to overturn the US Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision, which […]