• Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation

    On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone.  She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the Center… read more

    Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation
  • A Message From Interim Director Matthias Ruth

    “As the Interim Director of the School, I am looking forward to making fundamental contributions to the issues we research, creating solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and having lasting, positive impact on the people we reach – be they in classrooms, city halls or boardrooms, in our neighborhoods or around the world.”

    A Message From Interim Director Matthias Ruth
  • Master of Public Administration

    “Northeastern prepared me for my career in many ways. It afforded me the ability to work and attend school at the same time. The access to faculty was excellent and allowed me to tailor my degree to my own interests. It was a great experience.” — Austin Faison, MPA 2011 Junior Analyst, SomerStat, Somerville, MA

    Master of Public Administration
  • M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy

    The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community…

    M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy

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James Alan Fox: Give juvenile lifers a second chance

Professor James Alan Fox addresses policies on youth offenders sentenced to life without parole.

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Alicia Sasser Modestino on the Labor-Market

“We def­i­nitely need to be using better, more real-​​time labor-​​market infor­ma­tion about where the jobs are, and we need to do this at a very local level,” said Alicia Sasser Mod­es­tino, a former senior econ­o­mist at the Fed­eral Reserve Bank of Boston and now an asso­ciate pro­fessor at North­eastern University.

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Giardino

MURP, '12


Elizabeth Giardino, a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Policy program, tells us about the coursework and internships that led her to her current role at Abt Associates.

Faculty Research Round-Up: Gavin Shatkin


Associate Professor, Public Policy and Architecture

Gavin Shatkin is an associate professor with appointments in the Policy School and in the School of Architecture. He is also the Editor of "Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local" (Wiley).

When our faculty aren’t busy teaching or conducting research, they’re often publishing or promoting their work. Here’s a look at what he has been working on.

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