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The Initiative on Cities engages with urban leaders, academics, and policy makers from around the world to help plan for the development of essential services and sustainable infrastructure that will be required to help cities flourish over the coming decades.

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  • Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting 

    Augsberger, Astraea; Collins, Mary; Gecker, Whitney; Lusk, Katharine; Dougher, Meaghan (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2017-01-25)
    The year 2015-2016 marks the third year of Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston, a program that enables young people from across the city to suggest ideas for capital projects that will bring long-term ...
  • 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors 

    Einstein, Katherine Levine; Glick, David; LeBlanc, Conor (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2017-01-10)
    The 2016 Menino Survey of Mayors represents the third scientifically rigorous and nationally representative survey of American mayors released by the Boston University Initiatives on Cities. The Menino Survey, based on ...
  • Engaging Youth in Local Government: Lessons from the Boston Region 

    Augsberger, Astraea; Collins, Mary; Gecker, Whitney; Lusk, Katharine; Tena, Francesco; Davis, Shari (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2016-10-20)
    There is widespread consensus that young people have a right to be directly involved in decisions that affect them, and an understanding that adults are the ones who must create formal pathways of engagement. Yet there ...
  • 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors 

    Einstein, Katherine Levine; Glick, David (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2016-01-20)
    The 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors represents the second nationally representative survey of American mayors released by the Boston University Initiatives on Cities. The Survey, based on interviews with 89 sitting mayors ...
  • Mayoral Policy Making: Results from the 21st Century Mayors Leadership Survey 

    Levine Einstein, Katherine; Glick, David; Lusk, Katharine (Initiative on Cities, Boston University, 2014-10-01)
    Mayoral Policy-Making: Results from the 21st Century Mayors Leadership survey represents the first nationally representative survey of American mayoral priorities. The report, released by the Boston University Initiative ...
  • The One Fund Boston: Lessons for Leaders 

    Yesnowitz, Joshua Corie (Initiative on Cities, Boston University, 2014)
    Established in the immediate aftermath of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the One Fund Boston disbursed $61 million dollars in donations to survivors and victims’ families within two months of its launch. The scale ...