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.
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 March 3, 2017, Associate Director Alicia Sasser Modestino presented at The State of Women’s Advancement Symposium at Northeastern University. Download Presentation (PDF) Watch videos: Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3.
On October 19, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at the Northeastern University Career Counselors Consortium on Massachusetts economy. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)
In the News
March 24, 2017
By Jordan Graham | Boston Herald Bay State employers added more than 10,000 jobs last month and more residents rejoined the labor force, the latest signs that Massachusetts’ labor market is continuing to grow — though some analysts worry the good times may soon be coming to an end. “It’s been steady, relatively strong growth,” […]
March 13, 2017
Catherine Tumber, senior research associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, wrote a review of a new biography of Jane Jacobs, a journalist, author and activist best known for her influence on urban studies. Tumber’s review, “The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet: How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is […]
March 3, 2017
By Sue Ellen Woodcock | Winthrop Transcript When it comes to economic development in Winthrop there are strengths and weaknesses, but there are also a number of people working to create the right atmosphere. Northeastern Professor Barry Bluestone, of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, presented the results of a study from 220-question survey filled […]
Dukakis Center Experts
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, housing policy, US social and cultural history