Transforming Boston: The New Economy: Eds & Meds, 1980's-Today

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Universities and hospitals have long been the bedrock of strong communities. However, in the second half of the 20th century the elite institutions also became incredible wealth generators. With research grants, pharmaceutical contracts, and bio-tech money on the table, this became a frenetically competitive market and the top institutions looked to secure their position through expansion. However, this expansion displaced residents and the new wealth brought into the city increased economic pressure on neighboring communities. The explosion of bio-technology and the innovation economy has swelled tax rolls but also created the challenge of harnessing this new wealth to benefit the entire population.

-Tony Pangaro, Millennium Development
-Barbara Rubel, Tufts University
-Peter Kiang, UMass Boston
-Kathy Spiegelman, Northeastern University

Moderated by Kairos Shen, former BRA

NOTE: This even will take place at the MIT Stata Center, Room 33-123. This is a four-minute walk from the Kendall Square MBTA Station, or there is a parking garage at the Marriot Hotel in Kendall Square

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