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 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]
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 Center… [read more]
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.
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
A “Think and Do” Tank
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 Sunday, September 21, 2014, Stephanie Pollack presented at the 2014 Rail~Volution Equitable TOD Symposium on what it takes to create great equitable places near transit. Download Presentation (PDF)
Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.
“Massachusetts, in the life sciences, has leapfrogged other states in the last six or seven years,” said Barry Bluestone, the director of Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and a coauthor of the report.
In the News
May 29, 2015
Transit and urban planning wonks, rejoice: All the data on the neighborhoods around your favorite MBTA stations is now available online. A new website called tstation.info allows you to dig through the demographics surrounding transit stations, thanks to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy for Northeastern University. Tim Reardon, the assistant director of data services at the MAPC, said such data helps policymakers and developers make smart decisions.
May 27, 2015
More than 100,000 area residents now have jobs, causing local unemployment rates to plummet compared to a year ago. Dukakis Center Senior Research Associate Alan Clayton-Matthews, PhD explains why.
May 21, 2015
Rents are rising and individuals and families are spending more each month on housing, forcing tough choices between shelter and essentials, such as food and medicine. While local programs offer some assistance, the federal government has no appetite for addressing the crisis in affordable housing, and experts say without a coordinated national effort, the crisis will deepen.
Dukakis Center Faculty Experts
Expertise: housing policy, local economic development strategies, labor market analysis, regional demographics, labor-management relations, and state and local public finance
Expertise: MBTA, public transit, sustainability, transit finance, transit-oriented development, transportation, urban planning
Expertise: climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability
Expertise: labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation
Alicia Sasser Modestino
Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis
Expertise: Urban policy, planning, design, economic development, US social and cultural history