The JFK Library hosted an international forum Tuesday to discuss how cities and countries are preparing their shores to withstand the effects of rising seas. Associate Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas has done extensive work with the Boston Harbor Association, whose executive director spoke at the forum.
Suffolk Construction President and CEO John Fish, who visited UMass Boston on Tuesday for an economic development luncheon, said the middle class “has been thrown aside” as Boston focuses on high-paying, new-economy jobs, worsening income inequality in the commonwealth.
UMass Boston history professor James Green, an expert on the history of America’s labor movement, says Martin Walsh’s victory in the Boston mayor’s race recalls an era in the early 20th century when voters often sent labor leaders to City Hall.
Robbin Peach, executive director of the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security at UMass Boston, discusses the trend of ever-stronger oceanic storms such as Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines last week.
Judith Kurland, executive director of the Center for Community Democracy and Democratic Literacy, says Boston mayor-elect Martin Walsh took advantage of the endorsements of his former opponents in the final weeks of the campaign.