Special topics & reports

From time to time, the Public Policy Center will tackle a special topic or issue a report that aligns with the goals of the SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project. You can find those resources here.

Special Topics

  • Using indicators described in MassINC’s Gateway Cities Education Vision, we’re measuring factors related to early childhood education, social and emotional growth, pathways to college and career, and newcomers with this page
  • Want to see indicators for special topic related to Fall River and New Bedford posted here? Contact us!


Since the Urban Initiative and the Center for Policy Analysis merged to form the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth, previous reports from both organizations and new reports from the PPC can found on the Reports page of the Public Policy Center’s website.