Why does this always seem like Boston's default attitude?

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Today's Globe has an article on a little-known provision of the…

Questions Michael Flaherty, Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea should be asking

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The Globe this week ran successive stories (here and here) regarding…

One Last Word on the Film Tax Incentives

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Yesterday's Globe had an article critical of the film tax credit…

Floor falls out in California housing

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On the LA Times blog today there is a distressing bit of news…

Supply vs. Demand – and Demand is winning

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The Boston Zoning Commission voted yesterday to approve the City…

Concentrating poverty in our cities

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The Globe reports in "Warehouse for the Poor" that Holyoke and…

Tough fight but they are right

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Lenore and Skip Schloming of the Small Property Owners Association…

Stack em high

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What level of concentration of poverty is the right amount? Is…

46 years ago and still true

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Jane Jacobs was the maven of public input, but she is also in…

A shrinking dependency ratio

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But fewer younger, healthier people are joining the state's workforce…

Beware of Administrations Bearing Gifts

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Remember the pledge to put 1000 new police officers on the street? That…

Who will train Portland to love transit?

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So, back to Randal O'Toole's Debunking Portland. Everyone would…

Portland is a City that Doesn’t Work?

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I walk to work, and I cannot for the life of me understand how…

A LOT of GBH tote bags

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I like "Sesame Street," as I don't think pre-school children…

Quo Vadis?

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Ross Gittell in the New England Journal of Higher Education/Summer…

Welcome Aboard the Massachusetts Business Cost Express!

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A hearty welcome to the New England Public Policy Center at the…

Jim on WGBH – Housing

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At 7 p.m. sharp (in three minutes), with David Wluka of the Massachusetts…

The HousingWorks Affordable Housing Website

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Sure, fight the housing shortage, just not here.

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Is what's good for Springfield also good for Amherst? Friend…

Market approaches to blogging

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Subsequent to a number of emails on the post mentioning Tom Waits,…

Not so obvious: who is driving the market for 55+ housing?

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Sunday Globe's real estate section didn't get it right about…

Deed restrictions, indeed

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According to Commonwealth Magazine’s 2007 spring edition, the…

Today, I want to be…

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Veronique de Rugy of the American Enterprise Institute. Why? I've…

If you think education is expensive, try foreclosure.

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This year's collapse of mortgage lending—also rendered as a…

How much does a kid cost?

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Just below the surface of most land-use/housing debates is the…

Who’s to pay for affordable housing?

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Martha’s Vinyard and Nantucket residents are advocating for…

Which way to a greater Boston region?

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The indispensable Amy Dain reports from the provinces: Today…

Will Massachusetts’ economic recovery be short-lived?

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Good news, everyone. According to today's Boston Globe, Massachusetts'…

Build it and they will come?

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I think we have heard that one before. So now we are going to…

Rehabbing Urban Redevelopment: Working Paper on Building the Next Urban Economy

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This report surveys 14 Massachusetts cities outside the immediate…