A data challenge seeking “visualizations, analysis, maps, animations, infographics, interactive web tools, games, and any other data-driven medium that reveals patterns and helps inform action.”
Staying Power II is a follow-up study to our original report on Massachusetts’ manufacturing sector conducted back in 2007. As with the first report, our research found that the manufacturing sector is more robust and resilient than is commonly perceived.
Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013 analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography, and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market, including a new analysis of local zoning regulations in Greater Boston communities.
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 April 8, 2014, at the Sparking New Ideas conference, Stephanie Pollack discussed smarter parking policy alternatives that create better communities. Download the presentation: Smarter Parking, Better Communities
Stephanie Pollack addressed the Regional Transportation Advisory Council to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on February 12, stimulating a discussion about “Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System.”
The presentation first outlined the importance of the key concepts of sustainability, equity and accessibility in regional transportation planning and then proposed ten potential directions that future transportation investment could take that would make the region’s system more sustainable and equitable.
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card for 2013 was released on October 10, 2013.
This report is the 11th in the series of annual “Greater Boston Housing Report Cards.” Like past report cards, this 2013 report probes Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents.
In the News
Unemployment rates can be deceptive, says Barry Bluestone. According to Dukakis Center research, the most important variable correlated with job growth is the availability of development sites.
A group of Policy School graduate students, along with Director Barry Bluestone, presented a plan that aims to help East Dedham thrive economically to officials at a recent Planning Board meeting.
Director Barry Bluestone will host an economic development session in Reading to help the community utilize the Dukakis Center’s new Economic Development Self-Assessment Toolkit.
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