Read a Boston Globe article on the Rappaport Institute's Chelsea Eats research paper.
Read an op-ed from Rappaport Institute Visiting Fellow Danielle Cerny on how the next governor of Massachusetts can make progress on the state's housing challenge through strong state-local partnerships.
Read a Q&A with our 2022 Urban Scholars State Rep. Tram Nguyen and City of Boston's Carol Leon.
Read our press release announcing the 2022 Rappaport Urban Scholars.
New research released by the Rappaport Institute indicates a policy from former DA Rachael Rollins of Suffolk County, MA, to limit her office’s prosecution of nonviolent misdemeanor offenses significantly reduced prosecution rates in those cases with no increase in recidivism.
Justin de Benedictis-Kessner joined HKS in 2020 to bring more of this policy-oriented research into his teaching. His inaugural experiential learning class pairs cities with student teams to tackle real-world policy issues
Some Chelsea residents got $400 a month, no strings attached. Here’s what happened next, Boston Globe, December 2022
Chelsea Brings Back Program to Help Some Low-Income Families Pay Bills, NBC Boston, December 2022
Chelsea Eats: Studying an experimental solution to food insecurity in a hard-hit Massachusetts city, HKS Article, December 2022
For Housing Progress, Take a Page from the Baker-Polito Playbook, Banker and Tradesman Op-Ed, October 2023
2022 Rappaport Institute Urban Scholars, Article, June 2022
Harvard University’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Announces 2022 Rappaport Urban Scholars, Press Release, June 2022
2022 Rappaport Institute Public Policy Fellows, Press Release, April 2022
New Research Released by Harvard’s Rappaport Institute Indicates District Attorney’s Policy to Stop Prosecuting Misdemeanors Did Not Increase Recidivism, Press Release, March 2022
Laying the foundation for the next generation of civic leaders, HKS article, January 2022
Key Takeaways from Change Can't Wait Event Series, November 2021
Harvard Kennedy School Working Paper Shows Hybrid College Model Can Help Close College Equity Gap, October 2021
Chelsea launched a guaranteed income experiment to give money directly to residents. Here’s how they spent it, Boston.com, May 2021
A better way to deal with Boston exam school admissions, Commonwealth Magazine, July 2021
Programa otorga ayuda económica a familias en Chelsea October 19, 2020
Chelsea is about to become the country’s biggest experiment in giving out no-strings-attached checks October 17, 2020
Graduate students get hands-on experience with state and local government September 9, 2020
How’s the Coronavirus Economy? Great or Awful, Depending on Whom You Ask September 2, 2020
Harvard Researchers Share Concerns About Food Insecurity In Mass. August 14, 2020
Northeastern Study Finds BPD Program Raises Homicide Clearance Rates, November 30, 2017