Radio Open Source – Where’s Boston? waiting a new mayor…a new radio show – 12/19/13

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Barry Bluestone joins Radio Boston host Christopher Lydon and several other Bostonians with varying backgrounds and perspectives to discuss the City’s past and what they believe will be its future.

The Boston Globe – 5.2% Mass. jobless rate forecast in 2017 – 11/13/13

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Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.

Rail~Volution 2013 Workshop On Measuring What Counts: Tools You Can Use to Evaluate Investments

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On October 21, 2013, Stephanie Pollack presented the eTOD Score Rating system at the Rail~Volution 2013 workshop on Measuring What Counts: Tools You Can Use to Evaluate Investments.

Stephanie Pollack advises MassDOT on Tunnel Maintenance

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Callahan Tunnel to close for three months By Martine Powers | Boston Globe | June 20, 2013 The Callahan Tunnel will close for construction for three months at the beginning of next year, capping a convergence of projects scheduled for early 2014 that some fear will create a perfect storm of gridlock. The 52-year-old tunnel, […]

Dukakis Center Compares Proposed Transportation Budgets

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Could the Senate plan provide common ground? CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013 THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE is preparing to vote on a transportation finance plan that is bigger than the $500 million House version Gov. Deval Patrick threatened to veto but still well below the $1 billion package the governor wanted. What’s unclear is whether the […]

In memory of John Sarvey

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John Sarvey 1967-2012 We are greatly saddened by the tragic loss of John Sarvey, Executive Director at School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and a Senior Associate at the Dukakis Center, who passed away unexpectedly over Thanksgiving weekend. John was not only devoted to all of us and the success of the Dukakis Center […]

Declaring peace in teacher contract talks

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By Lawrence Harmon | The Boston Globe | December 8, 2012 Contract negotiations between teachers’ unions and school districts often resemble the Civil War naval battle between the ironclads Merrimac and Monitor: Each side exchanges broadsides, inflicts casualties, and teeters away claiming victory. There’s got to be a better way to improve schools while ensuring […]

Racial Disparity Among Boston Commuters

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By Boston Public Radio Staff | WGBH News | November 26, 2012 Click HERE to listen. If you use the MBTA to commute to work, you know it can take a very long time to travel just a few miles. But, if you’re black, chances are your commute on the MBTA is longer than your […]

Barcelona Success Yields Model For Boston Innovation District

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Brains In Spain Thrive In Entrepreneur Eco-System

Monday, February 6, 2012 | Global Enterprise

By Michael Lake and Robert Buckley

Special To Banker & Tradesman

The Boston region has the opportunity to leverage the development growth at Kendall Square and Longwood Medical area while building the South Boston innovation district and, accordingly, shape the future of our region’s innovation economy.

The challenge lies in how to most effectively attract and retain talent in order to create a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. To succeed, we need to look at successful projects around the globe utilizing innovation-related practices.

Is It Manufacturing’s Moment?

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By Steve Poftak | Feb. 3, 2012 | Read the Full Article at bostonmagazine.com

Manufacturing has a bad image these days. For those of us inside Route 128, it can feel like there’s nothing left. But the reality for the rest of the state is very different.

Manufacturing still employs approximately 260,000 people or 8 percent of the workforce. And these people are working in good jobs at good wages — in the areas where manufacturing is still going on, wages in the industry are above the area median.

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