Gloucester Times – Cape Ann workforce in Chamber spotlight – 2/26/14

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Barry Bluestone will help focus a Chamber mission on growing Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s evolving local economics based on the latest Massachusetts economic growth and job numbers.

The Great U-Turn: Inequality in America 25 Years Later

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On February 25, Barry Bluestone delivered a keynote address to more than 250 students and faculty at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  The address discussed trends in income and wealth inequality and intra- and inter-generational mobility since World War II and provided lessons for reducing […]

Micro-Apartments: Boston’s Housing Solution Or Developers’ Cash Cow? – 2/17/2014

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From New York to San Francisco, micro-apartments are the buzzword in urban planning. Developers and academics are pitching the tiny units as a solution for cities starving for housing.

Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System

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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.

Building a more sustainable and equitable transportation system

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Associate Director Stephanie Pollack presented some ideas to the Regional Transportation Advisory Council to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.

GoBankingRates.com – What Will Boston Mortgage Rates Look Like This Year? – 2/11/14

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Director Barry Bluestone says rising interest rates could lead to increased housing supply as potential sellers might see this as a good time to get a good price.

The Republican – Outlook 2014: Which way is the Massachusetts economy pointing as we enter 2014? – 2/8/14

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Director Barry Bluestone estimates that 100,000 skilled manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts will open up in the next decade as older workers retire.

Boston Business Journal – Bay State boasts highest number of multi-family housing permits since 2006 – 2/5/14

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Director Barry Bluestone says Massachusetts is beginning to build the housing it will need for older baby boomers and young millennials, both of which are necessary to power MA’s economy.

The Bay State Banner – Obama puts spotlight on growing income inequality – 2/5/14

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Director Barry Bluestone tells the Bay State Banner that income immobility is a compounding factor in income inequality and is one reason the income gap is so big.

The Boston Globe – WHERE IS HOUSING MARKET GOING IN 2014? – 1/30/14

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Barry Bluestone tells the Globe “the supply wasn’t there” to meet the strong home demand in Massachusetts this year. More homes would help moderate rises in prices.

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