Creating a Sustainable Transportation System for Massachusetts and Its Communities

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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  

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 […]

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.

A New Approach for Meeting the Housing Needs of Greater Boston’s Working Families

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The Dukakis Center is preparing a major initiative to encourage the production of 8,000 – 10,000 units of new housing in “Millennial Villages” aimed at providing housing for graduate students, hospital interns and residents, and other young professionals both to help retain young people in Greater Boston and to free up older housing stock (e.g. […]

The Impact of the Coming Demographic Revolution on the Greater Boston Housing Market

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In this presentation before the Greater Boston Association of Realtors Annual Conference at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Barry Bluestone examined how changing demographics have driven housing markets from the post-war suburbs where the baby boomers grew up to the new demands on the housing market that will be made as those baby boomers reach […]

The Impact of the Coming Demographic Revolution on the Greater Boston Housing Market

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At Architecture Boston’s grand convention in November, Barry Bluestone presented the Dukakis Center’s latest research on the coming demographic revolution in the Commonwealth and how it would affect the types of housing that will be needed to meet the growing demand of young millennials and aging baby boomers. Download PDF

Boston’s Role in the Regional Economy

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In his address before the New England Economic Partnership at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank in November, 2013, Barry Bluestone examined the role of the City of Boston in the economy of the Greater Boston region, looking at both economic and demographic factors that have had a major impact on the region. Download PDF

Demography Informs Destiny! The Case of Greater Boston

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Presentation by Barry Bluestone at the New England Economic Partnership Fall Economic Outlook Conference on New England demographic trends and their effects on the economy. Download PDF

Staying Power II: A Report Card on Manufacturing in Massachusetts 2012

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In November, Barry Bluestone was on the road traveling to a number of communities throughout the Commonwealth detailing the results of the Dukakis Center’s latest major study of the future of the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts.  This upbeat report suggests that manufacturing is alive and well in the Commonwealth and will continue to play a […]

The Toll of Transportation: Understanding and Addressing Latino Travel Needs in Massachusetts

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The ‘Toll of Transportation’ final report was officially released Thursday, November 7, 2013.

We were thrilled to present our findings alongside MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott at the “Latinos, Climate Change, and Transportation” workshop sponsored by Pueblo Nuevo, a new Latino advocacy organization in Boston.

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