First Pages was established to develop a sense of common knowledge and purpose as students move into their first year at Northeastern University. The book is the foundation for a series of programming events during Welcome Week including a visit from the author.
The goals of the project are to present a challenging and engaging text which will provide insight into an important issue and bring faculty, administrators, staff, upper-class students and new students together outside of a traditional classroom setting. The selection for Fall 2018 is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City by Matthew Desmond.
Websites and organizations affiliated with Matthew Desmond
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: Severe Deprivation in America, Volumes 1 & 2. (2015)
Race in America with Mustafa Emirbayer (2015)
The Racial Order with Mustafa Emirbayer (2015)
On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (2007)
Housing A changing City: Boston 2030 - "By the year 2030, Boston will reach more than 700,000 residents, a number the city has not seen since the 1950s. Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 is the Walsh administrations's comprehensive housing plan." The site includes the original Boston 2030 plan, reports from 2015-2018, and the reports archives.
City of Boston: Neighborhood Development
Read more about Boston's neighborhood development plans to create and build affordable housing for all.