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“Closing the Gaps in a Just City” – Dukakis Center Convenes Forum on Public Transportation Inequality in Boston

Public transportation advocates and policy-makers gathered at Northeastern to discuss how research-based transportation policy initiatives can address economic and racial inequalities in Greater Boston. Participants in the October 19th Forum, “Closing the Gaps in a Just City,” considered ways of improving public transportation for people with limited access to reliable travel in Greater Boston’s neighborhoods….
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Published On: November 20, 2018 |
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Research Spotlight: How youth summer jobs can help drive down crime and launch careers

Mayors in many cities throughout the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have looked to summer youth employment programs (SYEP) as a potential way to address the decline in teen employment as well as concerns regarding youth violence prevention. Northeastern labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino is leading a multi-year study with the…
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Published On: June 16, 2017 |
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Get to Know: New Dukakis Center Director Theodore Landsmark

Theodore C. Landsmark, a higher education visionary and public policy expert, has assumed the role of director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, a “think and do” tank in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs that produces state-of-the-art applied research used to implement effective policies in Greater…
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Published On: April 6, 2017 |
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The current state of vocational education in the Commonwealth

The “State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure” measures the current infrastructure throughout the five counties in Greater Boston, and projects the requirements to meet the region’s needs in 2030…
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Published On: June 29, 2016 |
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What’s happening in the Greater Boston housing market?

Each year, the Dukakis Center dives into data and determines what is happening in the Greater Boston housing market and why. “The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015” provides an overview of the current state of the greater Boston economy, population growth and housing production, home sales and prices, rents, foreclosures, and the cost of…
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New report projects Greater Boston infrastructure needs by 2030

Researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy authored a new report that measures the current infrastructure throughout the five counties in Greater Boston, and projects the requirements for augmenting the built environment to meet the region’s needs in 2030. Sponsored by A Better City, “State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure”…
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