• 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
  • Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II

    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.

    Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II
  • What Follows the Housing Recovery?

    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.

    What Follows the Housing Recovery?

Recent Presentations

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Barry Bluestone at the Windham Economic Development Committee

Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.

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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.

Demographic Revolution

The Demographic Revolution – NU@Noon, Spring 2014

As the sizeable Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age, Massachusetts communities will need to rethink how they are going to deal with housing, transportation, and social service needs, as well as how the public sector will be financed. Join Professor Bluestone as he explores the demographic revolution before us and how we can plan for a different — but better — future in the Bay State.

In the News

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Rising prices, falling rates give boost to jumbo loans

The number of jumbo loans used for home purchases has skyrocketed in Massachusetts, as buyers take out bigger mortgages to pay for increasingly expensive homes. Lenders, from local banks to mortgage giants, say that at least 30 percent of their loans are now jumbos, compared with about 10 percent in recent years, fueled by a market where home prices in some communities have now surged past prerecession highs.

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Bringing science to the people in Provincetown

A reception before the event at Bubala’s by the Bay drew names such as musician Patty Larkin, Northeastern professor of political economy Barry Bluestone, Rice Polak Gallery owner Marla Rice, and founding executive director of Community Servings Dede Ketover.

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Report details economic impact of school construction

In the 10 years since the Massachusetts School Building Authority was created, the agency has distributed $10.5 billion to help build and renovate hundreds of schools to improve the quality of education around the state, but the funding also has played a significant role in creating jobs and generating tax revenue, a new report shows. The economic impact was particularly meaningful during the recent downturn, which hit the construction industry hard, according to the report, written by Alan Clayton-Matthews and Barry Bluestone of the Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Planning.

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Dukakis Center Faculty 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

Stephanie Pollack

Stephanie Pollack

Expertise: MBTA, public transit, sustainability, transit finance, transit-oriented development, transportation, urban planning

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

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