Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says there must be robust ridership if the new late-night T service is to be cost-effective.
IN THE continuing debate over no-parking housing in Boston, Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter cites my research at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy but draws precisely the wrong conclusion from our work (“Even with nearby transit options, car keys will be jingling”). The research found that in half of neighborhoods newly served by transit, […]
By Paul McMorrow Scores of homeowners remain stuck in the foreclosure morass, haggling with banks and fighting to stave off eviction in the housing bubble’s long hangover. For those not battling banks over soured mortgages, though, the foreclosure crisis has passed. It’s been replaced by a familiar malady: Greater Boston’s longstanding housing affordability crunch. According to […]
Home prices are increasing, new building permits are on the rise, and foreclosures have dropped, offering the strongest evidence yet of a sustained recovery in the Greater Boston housing market, according to report to be released Thursday…“We think we’ve turned the corner,” said Barry Bluestone, the director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University and lead author of the study. But he added, “The economy is leaving housing affordability behind.”
Martine Powers, a Boston Globe reporter who was embedded for a week in Northeastern’s summer Dialogue of Civilizations program, gives her take on how the Netherlands created a mecca for cyclists. She says the Dutch have created better infrastructure, better cyclists and more bike-aware motorists. In essence, they’ve created a bicycling culture.