CNU Project for Transportation Reform Annual Summit 2014

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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.

Equity + Tool Boxes

Equity+Tool Boxes

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)

Challenges in Achieving Equity in Transit Rich Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Change

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, Stephanie Pollack presented at the 2014 Rail~Volution Equitable TOD Symposium on what it takes to create great equitable places near transit. Download Presentation (PDF)

Barry Bluestone at the Windham Economic Development Committee

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Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.

The Demographic Revolution – NU@Noon, Spring 2014

Demographic Revolution

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.

Smarter Parking, Better Communities

SmarterParking

On April 8, 2014,  at the Sparking New Ideas conference, Stephanie Pollack discussed smarter parking policy alternatives that create better communities. Download the presentation: Smarter Parking, Better Communities View Video

Broadside: James Stergios and Stephanie Pollack weigh in on Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal

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

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

Great U-Turn

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.

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