Joan Fitzgerald Comments on Boston’s Economic and Social Challenges

March 16, 2012

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.

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.”