This year’s Project for Transportation Reform summit, Equity + Transportation, focused on the interaction between equity and transportation and how we can redefine transportation standards to support safe, vibrant, and equitable streets.
On Monday, September 22, 2014, Stephanie Pollack presented at the 2014 Rail~Volution Equitable TOD Symposium on Information Station, a user-friendly web portal that combines data from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)’s station area typology and the Dukakis Center’s rating system for equitable TOD. Download Presentation (PDF)
As the sizeable Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age, Massachusetts communities will need to rethink how they are going to deal with housing, transportation, and social service needs, as well as how the public sector will be financed. Join Professor Bluestone as he explores the demographic revolution before us and how we can plan for a different — but better — future in the Bay State.
James Stergios and Stephanie Pollack weighed in on Gov. Deval Patrick’s transportation plan, which comes at an average cost of $1 billion more a year in taxes and fees. It includes big-ticket projects, such as a $1.8 billion commuter rail extension to Fall River and New Bedford known as the South Coast Rail. Watch Video
On Sunday, March 2, the Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network held their annual Local Environmental Action Conference at Northeastern University. Dukakis Center’s Stephanie Pollack was one of the panelists for a packed workshop on Creating a Clean, Efficient Transportation Future. Download Presentation PDF
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 […]
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.