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 […]

City Planning & Urban Affairs Students to Aid Communities via MetroBridge

Students enrolled in the Metropolitan College City Planning & Urban Affairs programs will have a chance to impact the real world with their academic insight as part of a new program, MetroBridge. Offered through BU’s Initiative on Cities, MetroBridge will allow BU students to make suggestions to nearby communities in need of solutions as part […]

City Planning & Urban Affairs Director Champions ‘Parks for All’ at Boston Public Library

In her academic work, Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler explores the realities of climate change adaptation in urban settings and the need for practical solutions to the coming challenges. Green spaces need to be preserved, the director of the MET City Planning & Urban Affairs programs and associate professor of the practice says, and she was invited […]

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

A team of Metropolitan College Master of City Planning and Master of Urban Affairs students and alumni were crowned victors at the prestigious 2017 IXL Innovation Olympics, which sees graduate students from around the world compete to creatively solve sponsor-presented challenges. Graduates Alejandro Delgado (MBA, MUA ’17), David Valecillos (MCP ’14), and Luis Quintanilla (MBA, […]

MET’s Urban Adaptation Expert Helps Prep University for Climate Events

As part of BU’s Climate Action Plan Task Force, Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler, director of the MET City Planning & Urban Affairs programs and associate professor of the practice, is applying her expertise in urban resilience to help devise plans for the University to weather potential high-impact weather events affecting the Charles River campus. Dutta-Koehler, whose […]

Urbanization in Ghana, with Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S.

On September 29, 2017, Boston University’s Initiative on Cities welcomed Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States, to speak on the topic of Urbanization in Ghana. In a visit facilitated by Kwabena Kyei-Aboagye—Metropolitan College professor and alumnus of the Master of City Planning program—the Ambassador addressed an […]