Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities Can Get Support from BU’s MetroBridge Program

Nov 6, 2023

The MetroBridge program at Boston University’s Initiative on Cities is currently seeking government and community project partners for the spring 2024 semester. Communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly have benefitted from working with BU students as part of this program.

Partners receive research support from BU students under faculty supervision in a classroom-based setting.

Submitting a project idea as soon as possible helps gives BU staff and faculty more time look for an appropriate course match for your research and project needs. The MetroBridge program is university-wide, which means government and community partners can leverage all of the academic expertise at Boston University on a wide-range of topics, including those that are not listed below.

MetroBridge embeds real-world projects for municipalities and community organizations into courses at BU, enlisting our students and faculty as allies in addressing urban issues. MetroBridge cultivates projects by seeking out the distinct research needs of cities, towns, and community-based organizations and collaborating with faculty across the university to find the best course match for each project.

The MetroBridge team serves as a one-stop-shop and point-of-contact for project partners, supporting the project from idea submission to project completion. We assist with project scoping and development, handle the matching of courses for each project, assist with project management, and ensure effective communication between BU and project liaisons. At the end of each semester, students present their work and the MetroBridge team coordinates the development of final deliverables.

More information is available here.