New report projects Greater Boston infrastructure needs by 2030


The “State of the Built Environment,” released in June 2016, is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston.

What’s happening in the Greater Boston housing market?

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“The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015” provides an overview of the current state of the greater Boston economy, population growth and housing production, home sales and prices, rents, foreclosures, and the cost of new housing development.

The current state of vocational education in the Commonwealth


The Dukakis Center releases “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth,” a report commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education.

Survey finds youth in Boston summer jobs program gain job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations


By Greg St. Martin | news@Northeastern After youth par­tic­i­pated in Boston’s summer jobs pro­gram, a greater number reported having increased job readi­ness skills, higher aca­d­emic aspi­ra­tions, and  improved con­nec­tions with their neighborhoods—with the largest gains in some areas among minority groups—according to a new report co-​​authored by Northeastern’s Alicia Sasser Modestino. Mod­es­tino, asso­ciate pro­fessor with […]

Summer jobs boost employment skills, academic aspirations, study finds


By Katie Johnston | The Boston Globe Summer jobs aren’t just a way for teens to earn extra cash and stay out of trouble. They also improve job readiness skills, lead to greater academic aspirations, and build stronger community connections, especially among youth of color, according to a new study out by the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

What 80,000 More Vehicles a Day Do to Boston Commute

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By Erick Trickey | Next City Greater Boston’s already congested roads and transit stations will have to absorb over 100,000 more commuters by 2030, leading to “virtual gridlock,” predicts a sobering new study. The report, from business group A Better City, frames the challenges that come with growth, as one of America’s oldest cities reacts to […]

Warning bells for region’s transit future as needs, pressures increase

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Jule Pattison-Gordon | Bay State Banner As researchers look to Greater Boston’s future, one thing they warn it could contain a whole lot more time waiting in traffic. The time to tackle Greater Boston’s transit future is now, before the region’s already-pressured transportation infrastructure becomes burdened with a swell of new commuters. That was a […]

Housing Affordability and the Impact of Demographic & Generational Shifts

GAO Housing presentation

On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)  

Canada/New England: Opportunities for Regional Growth

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On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)  

The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth


On June 3, 2016, Senior Research Fellow Don Walsh presented at the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education about vocational education in Massachusetts. Download Presentation (PDF)   

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