The Future of Sustainable Cities Explored at Urban Affairs Summit

Summit Speaker Ramon Sanchez Symposium

Imagining a future where floods shut down the Massachusetts Turnpike and Park Street MBTA subway stop, and trying to envision possible solutions, might be a nightmare for most Boston residents, but for Metropolitan College City Planning & Urban Affairs students, it was just one element of the day’s lesson.

The workshop exercise was a part of the “Technology, Policy, and the City” symposium, held Friday, April 21. Hosted by BU’s Initiative on Cities, the summit gathered experts from Boston University, the City of Boston, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Harvard University, and the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Director of City Planning and Urban Affairs Programs Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler moderated a panel discussion during the day, which focused on the intersections of sustainability, technology, policy, and action.

Read more at the City Planning & Urban Affairs page.