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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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  • Urban parks and the public realm: equity & access in post-COVID cities 

    Lusk, Katharine; Einstein, Katherine; Glick, David; Palmer, Maxwell; Park, Songhyun; Fox, Stacy (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2021-03-31)
  • 2020 Menino Survey of Mayors: policing and protests 

    Glick, David; Einstein, Katherine; Palmer, Maxwell (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2021-01-27)
    The 2020 Menino Survey of Mayors represents the seventh nationally representative survey of American mayors and is based on interviews with 130 sitting mayors from 38 states. The 2020 Survey explores mayoral views on ...
  • 2020 Menino Survey of Mayors: COVID-19 recovery and the future of cities 

    Glick, David; Einstein, Katherine Levine; Palmer, Maxwell; Fox, Stacy (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2020-12-03)
    The 2020 Menino Survey of Mayors details insights and perspectives shared by a representative sample of 130 mayors leading U.S. cities with populations of more than 75,000 residents. This year’s Survey explores mayoral ...
  • COVID-19 housing policy 

    Einstein, Katherine; Palmer, Maxwell; Fox, Stacy; Bernadino, Marina; Fischer, Noah; Moore-Otto, Jackson; O'Brien, Aislinn; Rutecki, Marilyn; Wuesthoff, Benjamin (2020-10-13)
    Federal government response to housing challenges created by COVID-19 has been limited, leaving state and local governments to create a patchwork of solutions. State and local governments have been forced to provide eviction ...
  • Counting the city: mayoral views on the 2020 Census 

    Palmer, Maxwell; Einstein, Katherine Levine; Glick, David (2020-09-22)
    As the 2020 Census concludes at the end of September, a large majority of the mayors of America’s major cities are extremely concerned that their cities’ populations will be undercounted. According to Boston University’s ...
  • Mayors and social inequalities 

    Christodoulaki, Ioanna
    Social mobility has long been an ideal cherished in the United States even if not always achieved in practice. Contemporary studies suggest social mobility is lower in the US than in a significant number of other countries. ...
  • Mayoral views on housing production: do planning goals match reality? 

    Einstein, Katherine Levine; Palmer, Maxwell (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2019-12)
    Mayoral Views on Housing Production: Do Planning Goals Match Reality? evaluates mayoral priorities relative to actual need. Based on our analysis, even the most ambitious mayors are not prioritizing sufficient development ...
  • Mayoral views on economic incentives: valuable tools or a bad use of resources? 

    Glick, David; Wilson, Graham (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2019-12)
    Mayoral Views on Economic Incentives: Valuable Tools or a Bad Use of Resources? explores which types of cities and mayors embrace – or reject – tax concessions and subsidies to attract or retain business. The authors find ...
  • 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors 

    Einstein, Katherine Levine; Glick, David; Palmer, Maxwell; Fox, Stacy (Boston University Initiative on Cities, 2020-01-21)
    The 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors represents the sixth nationally representative survey of American mayors and is based on interviews with 119 sitting mayors from 38 states. The 2019 Survey explores mayoral views on issues ...
  • What makes Boston a "Global" city? 

    O'Connell, James (Boston University Initiative on Cities Working Paper Series, 2020-01)
    Since the 1980s, globalization has generated a network of key cities that organize and manage global markets. The leading activity of global capitalism has become the financial and advanced professional services that manage ...

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