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New housing report shows growing economy, population and poverty

Since 2002, the annual Housing Report Cards, authored by researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, have probed Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents. The 2016 Greater Housing Report Card, released Nov. 29 at an event at The Boston Foundation, presents research and analysis about housing, shifting demographics, and the ripple effects of other trends…
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Published On: December 2, 2016 |
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Faculty in the Media: November 2016

The faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of articles during the month of November that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.

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3Qs: The nation’s environmental agenda under a Trump administration

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Donald Trump has vowed to “rip up” the Paris cli­mate agree­ment, repeal the Clean Power Plan, and scrap NASA’s Earth sci­ence research while reviving the coal industry, approving the Key­stone XL pipeline, and expanding off­shore oil drilling. We asked Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy at Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, to weigh in on what the nation’s envi­ron­mental agenda might look like under Trump’s leadership…
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Expressing gratitude

During the past week, I have had a few experiences that made me feel very grateful for the opportunities I have been given as a student in Boston. I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but hey, if we can’t be corny during Thanksgiving, when can we?..
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Published On: December 1, 2016 |
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The end is in sight

By Karel Dejonghe The end of the semester is nearing for all of us. While I can’t speak for you, I can guarantee I totally enjoyed my stay in Boston for the past couple of months. The classes I took were extremely interesting (Cities, Sustainability and Climate Change; 21st Century City and Ecological Economy) and…
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Published On: November 22, 2016 |
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Professor Stephens presents on renewable energy overseas

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Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss renewable energy transition in the United States at the Danish Technical University’s Engineering Management Department…
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Taking a break from the election

I think it is no surprise that the biggest events in my past week are related to the November 8 election. It’s needless to say how interesting it was to live in Boston as a foreigner and experience a historic election with an even more historic reaction. I could tell you how people in Belgium reacted, how I felt when I find out who won, how people around me reacted, and what it was like to witness the rallies, but I believe there are more suitable people out there who can discuss all of this. And I also think a lot of people don’t feel the need to continuously talk about the elections. It is time to take a break from all the buzz. That is why my post this week covers how I fill my free time when I am not in class…
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Published On: November 17, 2016 |
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Dialogue of Civilizations: Japan, England and Zambia

10/27/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Students, faculty and staff attend the GEO Dialogue of Civilizations Fair on Oct. 27, 2016.  Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

  This summer, students have the opportunity to study in Japan with professors Christopher Bosso and Thomas Vicino and learn about the politics, culture and globalization of Japan, with a particular focus on the dynamics of urban life in Tokyo and Kyoto. They will also participate in a cultural dialogue with students from Meiji University…
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Published On: November 10, 2016 |
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Waiting for election day

As part of my education as a political scientist, and later as I specialized in international politics and relations, my interests in American Politics have grown through the years. But it is only in the last two years that my understanding of the system has really grown. Now, by staying in Boston for a prolonged period of time, I have the perfect onset to test my knowledge on what happened earlier this week…
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Election 2016: What just happened?

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In perhaps the most stunning election outcome in modern U.S. political history, New York businessman Donald J. Trump has won enough electoral votes to claim the presidency of the United States come January 2016…
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Published On: November 9, 2016 |
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