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Dukakis Center Director Ted Landsmark recognized by City of Boston

Congratulations to Dr. Ted Landsmark, director of the Dukakis Center, for his recent recognition by the City of Boston and Mayor Walsh. Dr. Landsmark was lauded for his decades of contributions to the city, including, but certainly not limited to, his dedication to organizations celebrating the arts, including the Museum of Fine Arts, and his…
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Published On: September 3, 2019 |
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Faculty Dan O’Brien wins Dennis Judd Best Book Award

Faculty member Dan O’Brien was recently awarded the Dennis Judd Best Book Award by the American Political Science Association Urban and Local Politics Section for his book The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities. Published in 2018, Dan’s book leverages reports received by Boston’s 311 system to tell the story of…
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Published On: August 30, 2019 |
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Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Melendez, M.S.

Victoria Melendez, M.S., a 2018 graduate from our Urban and Regional Policy (now known as Urban and Public Policy) program, recently moved to Washington, D.C. for an exciting job opportunity. We checked in with her to see how she is liking her new role and how she is applying her program coursework and research to…
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Published On: August 26, 2019 |
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Dukakis Center Director’s Letter, 2019

What makes a city attractive? Strong employment and capital investment, good schools, accessible housing, verdant parks, resilient environments, joyful shopping and entertainment, excellent healthcare, safe neighborhoods, social and ethnic diversity that enhances creativity? Further, is it possible to build attractive cities and regions without driving out the residents and businesses that made those areas attractive…
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Published On: August 22, 2019 |
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Data Training at Economic Mobility Pathways

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI), recently conducted a data training session for the staff of Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath). At a monthly Outcomes Workgroup, a network of nonprofits convened by EMPath, Will Pfeffer, BARI program coordinator, and Riley Tucker, data consultant, presented customized training to EMPath that focused specifically on datasets surrounding income, housing…
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Published On: August 2, 2019 |
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Feminism and Energy Justice: A Crossroads

Recently, director Jennie Stephens, along with former student Hannah Lyons and Global Resilience Institute colleague Liz Allen published an article discussing the role of women in the energy sector and how important their role is in the fight for energy justice. By examining the crucial role of women in leadership at two women-led climate-change-fighting institutions,…
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Published On: July 30, 2019 |
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Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019 Released

Continuing a longstanding partnership with the Boston Foundation, Dukakis Center associate director Alicia Sasser Modestino, as well as colleagues from the Boston Foundation, the MHP Center for Housing Data and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute have published the 16th Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Some highlights from the report include the exploration of the…
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Published On: June 26, 2019 |
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Math to MPA: Keith Farrell ’18 Wins ICMA Fellowship

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in math and political science and working for almost three years teaching high school math, Keith Farrell knew his next move: working in government. Transitioning from political organizing to field organizing, Keith eventually found his way here to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs’ Master of Public…
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Published On: June 7, 2019 |
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Faculty Member Alicia Sasser Modestino Shares Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative Report

At the Boston Builds Credit Year One Convening event, faculty member and Dukakis Center associate director Alicia Sasser Modestino shared her final report on the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative (BYCI). Released by the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) in partnership with Citi Community Development and Working Credit NFP, the report evaluates BYCBI, a…
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Published On: May 30, 2019 |
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2019 BARI Conference Recap

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) recently hosted its annual conference, focusing this year on tackling social challenges and opportunities on a regional scale. Data and technology have long been used to solve problems affecting urban communities, but these challenges aren’t isolated to cities. The Smart, Connected Commonwealth: Data-Driven Research and Policy across the Region…
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Published On: May 22, 2019 | Tags: ,,
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