July 22, 2003

Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Like other regions across the nation, Greater Boston faces a number of challenges that extend beyond the borders of cities and towns that serve as the primary government entities. Issues such as housing, the environment, transportation, water and sewer service, economic development, and education are regional in scope–and therefore require regional solutions. Or do they?

A collection of civic organizations convened a major forum to explore what kinds of political structures might best enable people of the region to address the challenges of the 21st century.