Urban leadership research initiative co-founded by former Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Political Scientist Graham Wilson at Boston University.
Founded by a proven urban leader, former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and a highly regarded academic, Professor Graham Wilson, the Initiative on Cities serves as a bridge between world-class academic research and the real-life practice of city governance.
The mission of the Initiative on Cities is to research, promote, and advance the adaptive urban leadership strategies and policies necessary to support cities as dynamic centers of economic growth and positive development in the 21st century.
We accomplish this mission by focusing on three approaches:
-Advancing Urban Leadership
-Promoting Urban Policies in Practice
-Inspiring Future Leaders