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 Center… [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 Sunday, September 21, 2014, Stephanie Pollack presented at the 2014 Rail~Volution Equitable TOD Symposium on what it takes to create great equitable places near transit. Download Presentation (PDF)
Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.
“Massachusetts, in the life sciences, has leapfrogged other states in the last six or seven years,” said Barry Bluestone, the director of Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and a coauthor of the report.
In the News
July 24, 2015
There’s a vision for downtown Framingham and it looks a little something like Somerville. Town Manager Bob Halpin hopes to make the area vibrant, but mostly convenient as a hub for the young workforce. None of that can happen, however, without a way to get around. Halpin is focused on transit-oriented development, or bringing amenities and apartments to an area with a train and bus system to boost the local economy. With the MetroWest and Milford area population aging, some say bringing in better transportation will be key to keeping MetroWest towns thriving, as Halpin hopes to do.
July 24, 2015
Colleges and universities in Boston fail to pay voluntary fees for essential services provided by the taxpayers, such as police protection, fire protection and snow removal.
July 17, 2015
Massachusetts added 10,500 jobs last month, the 10th straight month of gains, the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday.
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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
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