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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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End-of-Year Events: Capstone and Graduation

Congratulations to all of our SPPUA graduates on their capstone accomplishments and commencement. Capstone projects serve as an experiential culmination of our programs in SPPUA, and this year’s topics included (but were certainly not limited to) rainwater harvesting, digital literacy and substance use disorder. Read below for our end-of-year awards. Students had the opportunity to…
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Published On: May 1, 2019 |
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Director Jennie Stephens on Energy Democracy

SPPUA director Jennie Stephens recently published a piece entitled “Energy Democracy: Redistributing Power to the People Through Renewable Transformation”, which explores the transformative potential of moving away from fossil fuel reliance. The article discusses the importance of both the technology and social change required for energy democracy to be a widespread movement, while also enabling…
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Published On: February 15, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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The Changing Nature of Physician Work: The “Amazoning” of Health Care and What it Means for Patient Care

Timothy Hoff, Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy recently gave an invited talk in January in the United Kingdom at the Health Services Research Center, University of Manchester Business School entitled, “Just Amazon It: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Ongoing Disruption in U.S. Primary Care Delivery.” Attendees included University of Manchester faculty,…
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Published On: February 12, 2019 | Tags: ,,
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Guest Column: Lost in Negotiation

By August Granath | 12/16/18 By Friday, the last scheduled day of COP, most observers had gone home. Negotiators had spent the night in meeting rooms and delegation offices. In the corridors, people fretted about the outcome of this article and that paragraph and expressed concern about the self-interested positions of developed country parties. In…
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Published On: January 29, 2019 |
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Getting to the “Why” with Tracy A. Corley, PhD

After nearly two decades working as an entrepreneur, business leader, and policy thought leader, Tracy A. Corley began her PhD in Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University. Since her graduation in Fall 2018, Tracy has been applying a broad range of research skills in her new position at MassINC as Transit Oriented Development Fellow….
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Surviving Merger Mania

Medical Economics cites Professor of Public Policy Timothy Hoff in its new piece examining the rapid consolidation taking place throughout the healthcare industry: a trend with profound implications for the availability and affordability of medical care.

Published On: January 15, 2019 |
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