Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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