• 37 Billion Mile Data Challenge, March 10-April 9

    A data challenge seeking “visualizations, analysis, maps, animations, infographics, interactive web tools, games, and any other data-driven medium that reveals patterns and helps inform action.”

    37 Billion Mile Data Challenge, March 10-April 9
  • Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II

    Staying Power II is a follow-up study to our original report on Massachusetts’ manufacturing sector conducted back in 2007. As with the first report, our research found that the manufacturing sector is more robust and resilient than is commonly perceived.

    Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II
  • What Follows the Housing Recovery?

    Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013 analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography, and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market, including a new analysis of local zoning regulations in Greater Boston communities.

    What Follows the Housing Recovery?

Recent Presentations

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Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System

Stephanie Pollack addressed the Regional Transportation Advisory Council to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on February 12, stimulating a discussion about “Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System.”

The presentation first outlined the importance of the key concepts of sustainability, equity and accessibility in regional transportation planning and then proposed ten potential directions that future transportation investment could take that would make the region’s system more sustainable and equitable.

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The Toll of Transportation: Understanding and Addressing Latino Travel Needs in Massachusetts

The ‘Toll of Transportation’ final report was officially released Thursday, November 7, 2013.

We were thrilled to present our findings alongside MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott at the “Latinos, Climate Change, and Transportation” workshop sponsored by Pueblo Nuevo, a new Latino advocacy organization in Boston.

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The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013: What Follows the Housing Recovery? Presentation

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card for 2013 was released on October 10, 2013.

This report is the 11th in the series of annual “Greater Boston Housing Report Cards.” Like past report cards, this 2013 report probes Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents.

In the News

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Siemens offers $660 million to help narrow skills gap – 4/16/14

An aging manufacturing sector workforce will open up 100,000 jobs in the next decade, says Barry Bluestone. Jobs that may not be filled if more students aren’t trained for them.

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Boston’s parking solution is not more parking – 4/15/14

Associate Director Stephanie Pollack tells Paul McMorrow that Dukakis Center data shows heavy drivers live in homes that provide parking and those who use transit tend to avoid homes with parking.

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The Boston Globe – This spring, there’s more than a hint of optimism in the air – 4/7/2014

Is this the year the US economy finally takes off? Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists say, “Yes.”

Dukakis Center Faculty Experts

Barry Bluestone

Barry Bluestone

Expertise: housing policy, local economic development strategies, labor market analysis, regional demographics, labor-management relations, and state and local public finance

Stephanie Pollack

Stephanie Pollack

Expertise: MBTA, public transit, sustainability, transit finance, transit-oriented development, transportation, urban planning

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald

Expertise: climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Expertise: labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation

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