Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave. 
610 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

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BU Initiative on Cities 
Boston University Initiative on Cities 


MetroBridge Showcase 

BU’s MetroBridge program embeds real-world projects for local governments into courses across the university. Join us for a showcase of recent student work on behalf of cities and towns on issues ranging from transportation and economic development to mental health services and inclusive civic engagement. Reception to follow.

Thank you to all of our MetroBridge faculty partners in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communication, Metropolitan College, Questrom School of Business, Sargent College, the School of Public Health, and the School of Social Work and to all our MetroBridge city and town partners in Arlington, Chelsea, Easton, Everett, Milton, New Bedford, Quincy, Randolph, Watertown, West Springfield, and Winthrop.

To learn more about MetroBridge, visit our website at www.bu.edu/ioc/metrobridge

MetroBridge Projects Fall 2019

College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science – Urban Politics and Policy (PO 517) and Urban Policy Lab (PO 520)
Assistant Professor Katherine Levine Einstein and Assistant Professor Justin de Benedictis-Kessner
Partner: Town of Arlington
Project: Analyzing the town’s transportation data to highlight areas most in need of transportation safety interventions (in collaboration with Urban Policy Lab course)

Psychology – Cross-Cultural Psychology (PS 560) Fall ‘19
Associate Professor Catherine Caldwell-Harris
Partner: Town of Randolph 
Project: Supporting the town’s plans to improve multi-lingual engagement with immigrant families  

Metropolitan College
Administrative Sciences – Economic Development & Tourism Management (AD 600) Fall ‘19
Robert Billington
Partner: City of Everett
Project: Creating a plan for a local branding and marketing campaign that encourages tourists to visit local businesses and attractions in the city

City Planning and Urban Affairs – MetroBridge Planning Studio (UA 510) Fall ’19
Emily Innes and David Valecillos
Partner: City of Chelsea
Project: Recommending strategies to the city for mitigating disruption to local businesses during planned downtown construction along Broadway

Questrom School of Business
Strategy and Innovation – Ideas to Impact (SI 250) Fall ‘19
Associate Professor Stine Grodal
Partner: Town of Easton]
Project: Innovating solutions for how the town can better serve the needs of its elderly population

Sargent College
Health Sciences – Global Mental Health (HS 348) Fall ‘19
Clinical Assistant Professor Shelley Brown
Partner: Town of West Springfield
Project: Helping the town quantify demand for mental health services and find evidence-based approaches for meeting these needs

School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences – Obesity in Society (SB 800) Fall ‘19
Assistant Professor Monica Wang
Partners: City of New Bedford and Town of Winthrop
Project: Researching and recommending solutions to address public health priorities through interventions in the built environment

Health Policy & Management – Health Care Delivery Systems (PM 755) Fall ‘19 
Assistant Professor Sarah Gordon
Partner: City of New Bedford
Project: Investigating innovative models for treatment facilities and recommending next steps and potential funding sources for a community-based housing and health services center

School of Social Work
Social Welfare Policy – Mental Health and Social Policy (WP 705) Fall ‘19
Heidi Sulman
Partner: Town of Winthrop
Project: Examining the town’s growing concerns about residents living in hoarding/squalor conditions and proposing solutions for proactive intervention