The “State of the Built Environment,” released in June 2016, is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston.
“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 new housing development.
The Dukakis Center releases “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth,” a report commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education.
Presenting new research from The Dukakis Center on which communities in metropolitan Boston’s are most well positioned for current and future investment and economic growth.
Pollack was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director.
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As a “think and do” tank, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy is equally committed to producing state-of-the-art applied research and implementing effective policies and practices based on that research. The Center’s collaborative research and problem-solving model uses powerful data analysis, multidisciplinary research and evaluation techniques and a policy-driven perspective to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 3, 2016, Senior Research Fellow Don Walsh presented at the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education about vocational education in Massachusetts. Download Presentation (PDF)
In the News
July 25, 2016
By Todd Feathers | Lowell Sun After years of agonizing about the town’s small commercial tax base and grasping sporadically for prospective businesses, Dracut is now working with a research-driven economic-development strategy. Its creators hope it help usher in a steady stream of new businesses, jobs and tax dollars. Many of the familiar problems still exist. The […]
July 25, 2016
By Christina Beck | The Christian Science Monitor After a fraught couple weeks for Baton Rouge, La., law enforcement, which saw protests after the death of Alton Sterling at the hands of police, as well as murder of three law enforcement officers, some city council members are contemplating changes in city residency requirements for officers. Two […]
July 20, 2016
By Alyssa Ochs | Inside Philanthropy According to Citizens for Adequate Housing, Massachusetts’ housing wage (the minimum hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment) is $24.08, which is 282 percent above the state’s minimum wage of $8.50 and well above the national average of $18.62. Those numbers explain why the family shelters here are full. Over […]
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