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UI Evaluates Public Housing in Taunton, MA

Robert Golder, Graduate Research Assistant HOPE VI is a public housing program administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under HOPE VI, severely distressed public housing is demolished and redeveloped into new, mixed-use housing that typically is less densely populated. Attempts are also made to better integrate these new developments into […]

Walking With the Homeless

Robert Golder, Graduate Research Assistant, Urban Initiative Last Wednesday night I walked the streets of New Bedford, bundled in more layers of clothing than I ever wore while working outdoors on fisheries projects in Alaska. The air temperature had plummeted to the low 20s, and the wind chill was bitter for the start of the […]

Dogs in New Bedford, Then and Now

Robert Golder, Graduate Research Assistant, Urban Initiative This is Guapo. His name is the Spanish word for “handsome.” He is my dog, raised from a puppy and about to turn eight years old. Yesterday I went to the City Clerk’s office in New Bedford and bought Guapo’s dog license for 2014. Guapo is part Lab […]

Emma York, UI Summer Intern

What school do you attend and what grade are you in?      New Bedford High School Junior How are you hoping to benefit from the internship this summer?      I hope to form connections between daily life and data in order to better my understanding of the ways in which the world works […]

The Rich Are Different From You and Me: They Have More Parking

Robert Golder, Graduate Research Asst., Urban Initiative On Thursday, June 13, while this season’s never-ending rain poured down, an outdoor auction was held in an alley off Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay. The owner of two private, off-street parking spaces had run afoul of the IRS to the tune of $600,000 in back taxes, […]

Dead Reckoning

Robert Golder, Graduate Research Asst., Urban Initiative No one ever curls up on the sofa with a cup of coffee for a little light reading of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If anything, the publication prompts you to swiftly uncurl, sit up straight, and […]