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
September 28, 2016
Mass. employers depend on their graduates and say more must be done to address long wait lists and out-of-date facilities. By Deborah Halber | The Boston Globe On a Monday morning in late spring, city buses arrive like clockwork on Malcolm X Boulevard, disgorging students hunched over cellphones, earbud wires trailing down the fronts of […]
September 26, 2016
By Anthony Brooks, Alison Bruzek and Kassandra Sundt | WBUR Wealth and income disparities has been a major theme of the presidential campaign, and it’s a growing issue here in Boston. This week, as part of a national conversation with NPR called “A Nation Engaged,” we explore the challenge of creating economic opportunity for more Americans. When […]
September 20, 2016
By Aleszu Bajak | UnDark In the late 1990s, Cynthia Lum was a beat cop in Baltimore’s eastern district, and her tenure was marked by skyrocketing rates of homicide, rape, robbery, assault, arson and theft. Like many young police officers trying to combat violent crime, Lum assiduously stuck with the tactics she knew best: respond to calls, […]
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