On October 8, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the U.S. Conference of Mayors about promoting economic development. Download Presentation (PDF)
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
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.