Contributing Editors

Jerome Lyle Rappaport

Jerome Lyle Rappaport
Founder and Board Member
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Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
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Stephen P. Johnson

Stephen P. Johnson
Executive Director of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
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Greg Massing

Greg Massing
Executive Director for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts
Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School
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Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
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Tim H. Davis

Tim H. Davis
Independent Research Consultant
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Scott Harshbarger

Scott Harshbarger
Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
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Vivien Li

Vivien Li
Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association
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Guest contributors

Monika Bandyopadhyay
Suffolk University Law Student

David Barron
Harvard Law School and former Deputy Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice

Linda Bilmes
Senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration.

Brandy H.M. Brooks
Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Felicia Cote
Rappaport Fellow, Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School.

Amanda Eden
Suffolk University Law School student

Sara Farnum
Student, Suffolk Univ. Law School

Kristin Faucette
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Benjamin Forman
Research Director, MassINC

Arthur Hardy-Doubleday
JD/MBA student at Suffolk University Law School and the Sawyer School of Business

Theodore Kalivas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

David Linhart
Student, Boston University School of Law

Antoniya Owens
Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Susan Prosnitz
Senior Advisor, TSA, Washington, DC

Ben Thomas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

Matthew Todaro
Student at Boston College Law School

Alexander von Hoffman
Senior Researcher, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Brett Walker
Student, Boston College Law School

Margarita Warren
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Articles by Theodore Kalivas

Sustainable Chinatown Marks Green Effort by Community Businesses

Saturday, February 19th, 2011
By Theodore Kalivas

Boston's Government Center program is a great example of both local government action and federal support in sustainable matters. This type of interaction can also have a productive role outside of renewing government property, into individual communities. On a more local level, the Sustainable Chinatown project is characteristic of Boston's private/public partnership approach to green efforts. Granted $100,000 by the Barr Foundation, the project represents cooperation between the Boston Redevelopment Authority, City of Boston, Asian American Civic Association, utilities and community businesses in Chinatown.

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Figure Out Your Solar Capacity, Courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority

Monday, November 15th, 2010
By Theodore Kalivas

(Originally published in the Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy). While there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the Cape Wind project, solar power has found itself in a less-embattled state, especially in the city of Boston. The city's "Solar Boston" initiative has begun work to increase the city's solar capacity, in the hopes of making Boston a more hospitable market for that type of renewable energy. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Boston Housing Authority (BHA) are working together to make rooftop solar more viable for low-income units. Already, the city's Maverick Landing, a HOPE VI redevelopment, employs solar arrays and other green building features. The City has committed to making sure that future housing developments include photovoltaic (PV) arrays on their rooftops. Through "net metering,"these units will produce solar electricity that not only powers the building they are attached to, but that also feeds power back into the grid for a profit to the PV owner.

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Triumph of the City: Ed Glaeser talks about his new book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Statnet panel of current and former heads of local performance management programs including Stephanie Hirsch (far right), former head of SomerStat and Devin Lyons-Quirk, third from right.
U.S. Representative Barney Frank speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute.
Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at the Rappaport Center's Gubernatorial Speakers Series
Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey speaks about political parity at the Rappaport Center
Mayor Menino attends Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Course for high school students
 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
HKS Professor Jeffrey Liebman (left) spoke about new ways to spur policy innovation at a State House briefing sponsored by State Representative (and former Rappaport Urban Scholar) Charles Murphy (right).
Arianna Huffington and Alan Khazei speaking at the Rappaport Center

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