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 […]
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
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
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 Greater Boston Housing Report Card for 2013 was released on October 10, 2013.
This report is the 11th in the series of annual “Greater Boston Housing Report Cards.” Like past report cards, this 2013 report probes Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents.
While on sabbatical at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Barry Bluestone presented his latest research on the factors that most correlate with employment growth in the older industrial cities in Massachusetts. The research relies on data collected over the past eight years through the Dukakis Center’s Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool. The findings suggest that municipal […]