• The Dukakis Center at the 2015 New England Leadership Summit

    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. Register now!

    The Dukakis Center at the 2015 New England Leadership Summit
  • What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future?

    The Dukakis Center is very excited to partner with the City of Boston on Go Boston 2030, an initiative to envision a bold transportation future for the city that works for everyone. The plan will have transformative polices and projects generated by an inclusive public engagement process. As part of the process, we are collecting… [read more]

    What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future?
  • Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation

      On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone.  She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the… [read more]

    Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation
  • CNU Project for Transportation Reform Annual Summit 2014

    This year’s Project for Transportation Reform summit, Equity + Transportation, focused on the interaction between equity and transportation and how we can redefine transportation standards to support safe, vibrant, and equitable streets.

    CNU Project for Transportation Reform Annual Summit 2014
  • sPARKing New Ideas

    sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities was a highly successful conference sponsored on April 8, 2014 by MAPC in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association

    sPARKing New Ideas

Recent Presentations

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A Glance at the Commonwealth’s Economy and the Region’s Housing Challenge

On November 19, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the NAIOP Breakfast Forum about Massachusetts economy and housing trends. Download Presentation (PDF) 

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Meeting the Commonwealth’s Workforce Needs: Occupational Projections and Vocational Education

On November 19, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the Mass Business Roundtable about workforce development. Download Presentation (PDF)

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The Economy of Cities Promoting Economic Development

On October 8, 2015, Director Barry Bluestone presented at the U.S. Conference of Mayors about promoting economic development. Download Presentation (PDF)  

Additional Presentations

In the News

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Mayor stresses need for ‘sense of urgency’ to face challenges in Braintree

By Robert Aicardi | Wicked Local Braintree Those who attended the ninth annual business community breakfast hosted by the Braintree Chamber of Commerce, which launched in January 2013 under the umbrella of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, received food for thought along with food provided by Fasano’s Catering. “As someone once said, I would rather […]

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Economy grew faster in Mass. than in US for first quarter

By Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe While the US economy limped through the first quarter, posting the slowest pace of growth in two years, the state’s economy kicked into higher gear. The Massachusetts economy grew by 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the University of Massachusetts reported Thursday, up from 1.4 percent in the […]

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Boston has a new program to help young workers build credit

By Justine Hofherr | boston.com The city of Boston is offering young working adults a program designed to help them build credit. Launched by The Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment with support from Citi Community Development, the “City of Boston Credit Building Initiative for Young Working Adults” is a program that aims to teach young adults the importance […]

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Dukakis Center Experts

Barry Bluestone

Barry Bluestone

Expertise: Housing policy, local economic development strategies, labor market analysis, regional demographics, labor-management relations, and state and local public finance

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald

Expertise: Climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Expertise: Labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis

Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber

Expertise: Urban policy, planning, design, economic development, housing policy, US social and cultural history

Eleanor G. White

Eleanor G. White

Expertise: Housing policy

James Huessy

James Huessy

Expertise: Housing, policy, economic development

Armin Akhavan

Armin Akhavan

Expertise: Spatial analysis, urban planning, web-application development

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