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.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Employment: 2010-2012

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“Massachusetts, in the life sciences, has leapfrogged other states in the last six or seven years,” said Barry Bluestone, the director of Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and a coauthor of the report.

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

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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

Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System

AccessibilityVsMobility

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 Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013: What Follows the Housing Recovery? Presentation

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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.

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