Tumber reviews new Jane Jacobs biography

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Catherine Tumber, senior research associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, wrote a review of a new biography of Jane Jacobs, a journalist, author and activist best known for her influence on urban studies. Tumber’s review, “The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet: How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is […]

New report projects requirements to meet Greater Boston needs in 2030

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Researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy authored a new report that measures the current infrastructure throughout the five counties in Greater Boston, and projects the requirements for augmenting the built environment to meet the region’s needs in 2030. Sponsored by A Better City, State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure […]

Editorial: Gloomy report about Worcester highlights specific needs

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By Sun Staff  | Worcester Sun A report released by the Pioneer Institute last Thursday, Feb. 11, paints a grim picture of the economic state of 14 Massachusetts cities, including Worcester. In “Ten Years Later: Trends in Urban Redevelopment,” author Aaron Beitman offers this stark assessment: “During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the industrial successes […]

Editorial: Coincidences or culture shift?

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By Sun Staff  | Worcester Sun Cultural shifts can happen in two ways, deliberately or accidentally. A person or group can set out to affect change and find their message resonates with a much larger population. It’s also possible an independent series of events share a theme, a common thread that over time stitches together that […]

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