When the Boston Indicators Group released their latest report, City of Ideas: Reinventing Boston’s Innovation Economy, WBUR’s Radio Boston program turned to three guests for insight, including Joan Fitzgerald, academic director of the Doctorate in Law and Policy program of the College of Professional Studies. Listen to the conversation.
- Charlotte Kahn, director, The Boston Indicators Project at the Boston Foundation and author “City of Ideas: Reinventing Boston’s Innovation Economy”
- Joan Fitzgerald, director, Northeastern University Law and Public Policy Program; author, “Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development”
- Noah Berger, president, Mass. Budget and Policy Center
According to the Boston Indicators Project, “Greater Boston has ridden out the economic downturn better than much of the nation, but without a critical reinvention of our innovation economy, Boston could lose much of that advantage….This new report finds that economic inequality in the city has reached even more serious levels, as the region’s economic growth sectors create new wealth, but leaves poorer parts of the city behind….The report also spells out opportunities for the city and region to reduce economic inequality and develop a more robust, sustainable local economy.”