In the Media

Who will pay for the huge costs of holding back rising seas? ›

Grist | August 15, 2019
David Levy, professor of management and codirector of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, says the City of Boston can't pay for needed climate resiliency efforts: "It is beyond the means of Boston, and Boston is a relatively affluent city."

Tired of Waiting for National Push, a Buzzing Hive of Climate Resilience Innovators Is at Work in Boston ›

The Boston Globe | August 08, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, with funding from the Barr Foundation, has cautioned against building a nearly 4-mile outer sea barrier from Winthrop to Hull and recommended big changes for governance and finance.

With Nowhere to Hide from Rising Seas, Boston Prepares for a Wetter Future ›

Science News | August 06, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab analyzed the feasibility of installing a pair of barriers across Boston Harbor and found this doesn't make a lot of sense from both financial and operational standpoints.

A Generation of Hip-Hop Was Given Away for Free. Can It Be Archived? ›

Pacific Standard | June 25, 2019
Associate Professor of Management Pacey Foster sees community archiving as part of a long trend of democratizing the documentation of culture that began in the 60s and the 70s and has continued as different kinds of recording technology have improved and gotten cheaper.

Storm-surge barrier key to Boston Harbor communities, experts say ›

The Patriot Ledger | May 09, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab published a study last year concluding that the costs of a physical barrier in Boston Harbor would outweigh the benefits. It estimated that laying 3.8 miles of flood walls from Winthrop to Hull could cost up to $8.7 billion.

Markey promotes Green New Deal in Dot visits ›

Dorchester Reporter | April 25, 2019
More than 150 people were in the ballroom on Monday to hear Senator Ed Markey discuss proposed “Green New Deal” legislation that he has championed along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The McCormack Graduate School, School for the Environment, and Sustainable Solutions Lab sponsored the event.

How to hack your deadline: Admit it’s uncertain ›

Scienmag | April 18, 2019
Professor of Management Information Systems Jeffrey M. Keisler was part of a team that has devised a way to map out the uncertainty of deadlines and fold it into a project management system. The solution is to work with stakeholders to understand the uncertainty and work it into the project.

Global Detroit, U-M Team on Program to Boost Immigrant-Led Startups ›

Xcomomy | April 08, 2019
UMass Boston's Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, developed through the Venture Development Center in 2014, has supported 57 entrepreneurs, attracted $440 million in investment capital, and created 886 jobs.

UMass Boston chancellor works to connect school with city’s business community ›

The Boston Globe | April 05, 2019
Next Tuesday will be the first of many UMass Boston “clusters”—half-day meetings with industry executives who will review aspects of the school’s curriculum, with a goal of ensuring the skills being taught match the ones they need. Interim Chancellor Katherine S. Newman has set this in motion.

Monday’s Brief: Evacuated Residents Grab Belongings, Revolutionary Harbor, Copp’s Hill ›

NorthEndWaterfront.com | March 25, 2019
Rebecca Herst, director of UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, will speak tonight at 5:45 p.m. at the Atlantic Wharf about how the harbor, islands, and waterfront can be a living laboratory where science and society change along with the coastlines.