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BLUESTONE REPORT: More Cambridge housing needed

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By Erin Baldassari | The Cambridge Chronicle and Tab | November 28, 2012

As Baby Boomers age and the region continues to attract students and young professionals, the types of housing that renters and homeowners demand will change – and the pinch on housing in Cambridge will only tighten – according to a recent report on housing in the Greater Boston Area.

The report, by the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University released Nov. 14, predicts the five-county region around Boston may need to double or triple its housing production to meet demand through 2020. Dukakis Center director and lead author of the report, Barry Bluestone, himself a Cambridge resident – said that the problem in Cambridge is particularly acute precisely because the city saw barely a blip in demand despite a housing crisis that crippled parts of the country.

“Home prices have fallen very little because of the tremendous demand for housing from young professionals and workers,” Bluestone said. “This is a hot market in real estate, even in a recession.” Read More

Bluestone touts strategy for successful growth to Lynn’s business partnership

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By Sean Leonard | The Daily Item | September 13, 2012

Why would anyone choose to live at Boston’s pricey Rowes Wharf when they could live on the Lynn waterfront at perhaps half the cost and with an equally beautiful ocean view, and still be within 30 minutes of the city by commuter ferry?

That was the rhetorical question asked by Dr. Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center of Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University and founding dean of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He gave an optimistic vision of Lynn’s potential to city and business leaders Wednesday morning at a Lynn Business Partnership forum at the Eastern Bank offices on the Lynnway.

Bluestone, leader of a think tank that studied Lynn last spring, said the city is well positioned for economic growth and development. During the past year, he said, he has visited city and business leaders here five times, something he said he has rarely done in any community because of time constraints. Read More

Northeastern Study: Not Enough Spots In Massachusetts Vocational Schools

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Researchers at Northeastern University estimate that Massachusetts manufacturers will have to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade just from retiring workers, let alone from any new jobs created.

‘Unnovation’ can move New England forward

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Catherine Tumber, a visiting scholar at Northeastern and author of “Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World,” says the glorification of knowledge work and innovation has meant that “manufacturing work and productive work of any kind has been disparaged.” In this regard, she tells me, “New England has been a chief violator.”

PBS Newshour: The Rundown – The day Reagan’s labor secretary admitted he was wrong about inequality

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Barry Bluestone talks to PBS Newshour about how increasing inequality is directly linked to higher unemployment, a theory that he and a past colleague began promoting in the late 80′s.

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