• 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
  • 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

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)

BluestoneInterview

Barry Bluestone at the Windham Economic Development Committee

Barry Bluestone presents to the Windham Economic Development Committee.

MassLifeCover

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

bGlobe

Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses

The year is 2020, and Mitt Romney is speaking at the Republican National Convention. This time, he’s not accepting the presidential nomination, but rather his job is to eviscerate Deval Patrick’s record as governor. Romney ticks off the Democrat’s management lapses: a malfunctioning health insurance website, dead children under state care, scandal at a state lab.

bGlobe

Welcome to Chelsea, the new ‘it’ zip

FINDING THE new up-and-coming neighborhood in and around Boston is great sport for prospective residents and real estate professionals alike. What used to pass for criteria to move in — good schools, safe streets, and leafy parks — now requires a bit more. Today’s urban dweller wants doggie daycare, yoga studios, and a hip WiFi-enabled coffeehouse. Throw in some converted lofts, great views of the city, and — boom — the next new “it” zip code.

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Charlie Baker’s chance for tomorrow’s transportation

ANOTHER DAY in Massachusetts, another litany of transportation problems: packed subways in Boston; late commuter trains in the suburbs; clogged roadways, well, everywhere. Snarled traffic makes life miserable for residents, and, eventually, will threaten the state’s rebound from the recession.

More In The News

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

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 planning, design, economic development

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