Banker & Tradesman – Is There Another Housing Bubble On The Horizon? – 10/31/13


After more than six years of stagnating or falling home prices, many Greater Boston buyers were stunned this year by the competition they faced when they entered the housing market.

Banker & Tradesman – Is There Another Housing Bubble on the Horizon? – 10/31/13

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In the October 2013 edition of Banker & Tradesman, Barry Bluestone explains that through the first six months of 2013, the median selling price of a single-family home in the Boston region was up an average of seven percent over 2012 and many expect prices to continue to rise through the end of this year […]

Boston’s Transportation Opportunities and Challenges

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At the kick-off to the Boston Society of Architects’ Traffic Advisory speaker series, Stephanie Pollack joined Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution and Dr. Beverly Scott, General Manager of the MBTA, to discuss the economic imperatives and transportation opportunities and challenges facing Boston’s next mayor.

Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Transportation Today

On October 29, 2013, at BSA Space, Robert Puentes (Brookings Institution); Stephanie Pollack (Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University); and Beverly Scott (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; Rail & Transit) discussed Greater Boston’s current state of mobility, focusing on recent advancements, longstanding challenges, and capacity for expansion. Introduced by David Dixon FAIA, this event kicked off the speaker portion […]

The Daily Free Press – Mayoral race could affect on-campus, off-campus housing – 10/28/13


Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, comments on graduate students’ impacts on local housing availability and affordability.

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.

What Makes Working Cities Work?: Key Factors in Urban Economic Growth

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While on sabbatical at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Barry Bluestone presented his latest research on the factors that most correlate with employment growth in the older industrial cities in Massachusetts.  The research relies on data collected over the past eight years through the Dukakis Center’s Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool.  The findings suggest that municipal […]

WGBH – Half-Billion-Dollar Brighton Development Part Of Changing Cityscape – 10/24/13


Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, discusses the importance of building affordable, working-class housing amid development projects across the city.

Banker & Tradesman – Housing Innovation At The Local Level: Now Is The Time – 10/21/13


A new Banker & Tradesman article includes research from the latest Dukakis Center Greater Housing Report Card along with commentary from Barry Bluestone.

Rail~Volution 2013 Workshop On Measuring What Counts: Tools You Can Use to Evaluate Investments


On October 21, 2013, Stephanie Pollack presented the eTOD Score Rating system at the Rail~Volution 2013 workshop on Measuring What Counts: Tools You Can Use to Evaluate Investments.

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