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 Vivien Li

Making Waves To Address Rising Sea Levels

Monday, January 24th, 2011
By Vivien Li

(Originally published in Banker & Tradesman, December 27, 2010.) By the end of this century, the sea level in Boston could rise two-and-a-half feet, and possibly more than six feet, due to warming oceans and the melting of glacial ice caps. The wide range in predictions is based on not knowing what our future carbon emissions will be. Scientists from UMass Boston and Battelle Memorial Institute delivered this report, based on the latest research, at The Boston Harbor Association's recent Sea Level Rise Forum. The gathering of more than 450 waterfront developers, residents, community leaders and government representatives focused on the potential sea-level rise in Boston due to climate change. Already, Long Wharf and Central Wharf are flooded during the highest of high tides, noted New England Aquarium President Bud Ris.

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Israeli Lessons Apply To Boston’s Future

Monday, January 24th, 2011
By Vivien Li

(Originally published in Banker and Tradesman, Monday, December 6th, 2010.) Last month, Boston's City to City Leadership Program - comprised of local business, civic and government leaders - visited Haifa and Tel Aviv in Israel to examine best practices to help foster economic and social progress in Boston, and specifically to learn more about Israel's successful efforts at technological and other innovations. The group marveled at the product research being done in Tel Aviv at Intel's largest facility outside the U.S., as well as Google's facility, where that company's search engine was developed. Both are located in Israel's largest and oldest technology park.

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 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
U.S. Representative Barney Frank speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute.
Triumph of the City: Ed Glaeser talks about his new book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Mayor Menino attends Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Course for high school students
Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey speaks about political parity at the Rappaport Center
Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at the Rappaport Center's Gubernatorial Speakers Series
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).

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