Dukakis Center for Urban Research & Policy
Producing state-of-the-art applied research and implementing effective policies and practices based on that research
A “Think and Do” Tank
The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, which is housed in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, 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. Our goal is to integrate thought and action to achieve social justice through collaborative data-driven analysis and practice. We prepare emerging practitioners and academicians to transcend the mysteries and frustrations of successful urban policy-making.
In the Media
Ted Landsmark on NBC10 Boston: From Busing to Black Lives Matter
Alicia Sasser Modestino in The Boston Globe: Northeastern researchers find lack of child care has been a significant challenge for workers during the pandemic
Jennie Stephens on KPFA: The Need for Anti-Racist Climate Leadership and the Politics of Solar Geoengineering