What Can a New Mayor Do to Improve a City?
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A conversation with Thomas Whalen, a BU College of General Studies associate professor of social sciences, about whether a new mayor can improve a city. Whalen also discusses the upcoming historic Boston mayoral race between Michelle Wu and Anissa Essaibi George (CAS’96) and how previous mayors have brought about transformative changes in the city.

To find out more about the upcoming mayoral election in Boston, check out WBUR’s voting guide

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