The 2013 Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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.
“The Toll of Transportation: Understanding and Addressing Latino Travel Needs in Massachusetts” Presentation
The ‘Toll of Transportation’ final report was officially released Thursday, November 7, 2013.
We were thrilled to be able to present our findings alongside MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott at the “Latinos, Climate Change, and Transportation” workshop sponsored by Pueblo Nuevo, a new Latino advocacy organization in Boston.
At the kick-off to the Boston Society of Architects’ Traffic Advisory speaker series, Stephanie Pollack joined Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution and Dr. Beverly Scott, General Manager of the MBTA, to discuss the economic imperatives and transportation opportunities and challenges facing Boston’s next mayor.
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
Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of the Dukakis Center, says there must be robust ridership if the new late-night T service is to be cost-effective.
Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.
Barry Bluestone talks about changing demographics as they relate to Cape Cod and the area’s issues creating jobs and housing that would incentivize young people to stay.
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