The Research Bureau

Promoting Informed Debate and Decision-Making through Public Policy Research

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.

A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”
Alexis deTocqueville, Democracy in America
 

Bureau Brief – Urban Design

 

Growth by Design II: Designing the Future of Worcester

 

City Of Worcester Municipal Elections 2017 Candidate Debates

 

Questions for the 2017 Candidates for City Council and School Committee in Worcester

 

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Our Recent Reports

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Bureau Brief – Urban Design
Sep 18, 2017

A well-designed city, or district within a city, draws residents and visitors into public spaces, bu…

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Questions for the 2017 Candidates for City Council and School Committee in Worcester
Sep 07, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming elections for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee, The Resear…

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How Am I Doing?” Municipal Employee Performance Evaluations
Jul 10, 2017

This report explores national studies and local practices, resulting in a series of recommendations …

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