In this lecture, journalists Neal Pierce and Curtis Johnson tackle one question: What are the Boston region's most critical challenges for the 21st Century? Pierce and Johnson provide an overview of their findings here and take audience questions. Hired by The Boston Foundation commissioned journalists Neal Pierce and Curtis Johnson to take an independent look at that question. Authors of the book Citistates and principals of The Citistates Group, Pierce and Johnson have written reports for newspapers on the strategic issues facing 21 other US regions over the past 17 years. To prepare for this report, they interviewed more than 300 Boston area opinion leaders and observers, ranging from government to universities, businesses to advocacy groups.
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