Urban Affairs Teacher Joins Healey Administration in Tourism and Economic Development Role
In the City Planning & Urban Affairs program at BU’s Metropolitan College, you get a hands-on education led by professors making a real-world impact in the civics field through both research and policy. Now, a part-time BU MET faculty member is enlisting in Massachusetts state government after being appointed to a critical role.
MET Hosts Meeting Featuring the Ambassador of Kazakhstan
On March 29, 2023, Dean Tanya Zlateva and members of BU Metropolitan College’s Kazakh student community welcomed to campus Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States.
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 […]
Urban Studies Capstone Proposes Green Opportunities in Hyde Park
As reported in the Hyde Park Bulletin (Volume 19, Issue 19), on May 5 students from Metropolitan College’s Urban Studies Capstone course (MET UA 805) presented The Power of Green! Strategic Proposals for the Hyde Park Community. The virtual event focused on actions that could be taken to enhance access to, and quality of, the […]
Urban Affairs Background of Aid to Boston’s Chief Diversity Officer
Danielson Tavares (MET’17) was raised in Boston, where he got a first-hand education on the ways a city’s inner dynamics can impact opportunity. Now, with the Master of Urban Affairs he earned at MET under his belt, Tavares puts his lessons to work as the City of Boston’s chief diversity officer, finding innovative ways to […]
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 […]