• 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 Center… [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

Neighborhood Change

Challenges in Achieving Equity in Transit Rich Neighborhoods

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 at the Windham Economic Development Committee

Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.


Massachusetts Life Sciences Employment: 2010-2012

“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

More countdown clocks come to MBTA Green Line

By Alyssa Meyers, The Daily Free Press The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority began to activate additional arrival countdown clocks at Green Line stations throughout Boston this week. The signs at Copley and Arlington were unveiled Tuesday, the Inbound signs for Boylston and Park Street on Wednesday and the North Station, Haymarket, and Science Park Station signs […]

Boston’s triple-deckers in demand, families getting pushed out

  By Catherine Cloutier, Globe Staff Tall, narrow, crowded together but somehow spacious inside, Boston’s three-deckers have stood the test of time. They pepper Boston’s neighborhoods, providing the backdrop for movies like “Good Will Hunting” and “Black Mass.” They house family after family, generation after generation. There were 26,466 three-deckers in Boston in 2012, according […]

Heating oil prices at their lowest since 2009

By Jay Fitzgerald and Jack Newsham, GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS There’s some good news for those thinking melancholy thoughts about the end of summer and what inevitably follows. Heating oil prices have plunged to their lowest levels in six years, and consumers are likely to see hundreds of dollars in savings this winter on their heating bills. […]

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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, US social and cultural history

Eleanor G. White

Eleanor G. White

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