Presenting new research from The Dukakis Center on which communities in metropolitan Boston’s are most well positioned for current and future investment and economic growth. Register now!
The Dukakis Center is very excited to partner with the City of Boston on Go Boston 2030, an initiative to envision a bold transportation future for the city that works for everyone. The plan will have transformative polices and projects generated by an inclusive public engagement process. As part of the process, we are collecting… [read more]
On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone. She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the… [read more]
This year’s Project for Transportation Reform summit, Equity + Transportation, focused on the interaction between equity and transportation and how we can redefine transportation standards to support safe, vibrant, and equitable streets.
sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities was a highly successful conference sponsored on April 8, 2014 by MAPC in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association
A “Think and Do” Tank
As a “think and do” tank, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy is equally committed to producing state-of-the-art applied research and implementing effective policies and practices based on that research. The Center’s collaborative research and problem-solving model uses powerful data analysis, multidisciplinary research and evaluation techniques and a policy-driven perspective to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
On November 19, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the NAIOP Breakfast Forum about Massachusetts economy and housing trends. Download Presentation (PDF)
On November 19, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the Mass Business Roundtable about workforce development. Download Presentation (PDF)
On October 8, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the U.S. Conference of Mayors about promoting economic development. Download Presentation (PDF)
In the News
February 5, 2016
By Deirdre Fernandes | Globe staff The Massachusetts economy downshifted significantly at the end of last year, felled by broader weaknesses in the US and global economy, the University of Massachusetts reported Friday. After expanding by a 5.7 percent annual rate in the second quarter of 2015 and 2.4 percent in the third, the Massachusetts […]
February 3, 2016
By Andy Metzger | State House News Service Stephanie Pollack in 2013 urged lawmakers considering new revenue sources for transportation to consider a greater mix of funds. On Monday, as state transportation secretary, Pollack said she has no position nor opinion on one of the grandest proposals out there — a plan to reap nearly $2 […]
February 3, 2016
Confidence among Massachusetts employers remained steady during January as optimism about the state economy offset uncertainty about China and turbulent financial markets. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Business Confidence Index rose 0.5 points to 55.8 last month, starting 2016 well above the 50 mark that denotes a positive economic outlook. The increase was driven […]
Dukakis Center Experts
Expertise: Housing policy, local economic development strategies, labor market analysis, regional demographics, labor-management relations, and state and local public finance
Expertise: Climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability
Expertise: Labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation
Alicia Sasser Modestino
Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis
Expertise: Urban policy, planning, design, economic development, housing policy, US social and cultural history