Thomas Vicino Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs; Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CSSH email@example.com 617.373.2619 Expertise Brazil, flooding, globalization and the city, political economy of metropolitan areas, suburbanization and smart growth, urban public policy Thomas Vicino in the Press Young entrepreneurs pivot to battle on Ukraine’s economic frontline “Firstly, we must rebuild train lines, buildings, roads, sewer systems and water supply, all of which have been destroyed,” says Thomas Vicino, professor of political science, public policy and urban affairs at Northeastern University in Boston, US. “Once these fundamentals are fixed, there is a real opportunity for Ukraine to invest in new, modern industries, […] The Hill What happens if Biden cancels student loans? Yet Thomas J. Vicino, associate dean of graduate studies and a professor of political science at Northeastern University, said that no longer having a monthly student loan payment could free up $300 a month more immediately. While it’s not clear how Americans will choose to spend or save that money, Vicino says many borrowers put off buying […] The labor roots of Baltimore’s anguish Baltimore and its inner suburbs were once home to the vast manufacturing facilities operated by Bethlehem Steel, General Motors and Martin Marietta, notes Thomas J. Vicino, the author of “Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia: Decline in Metropolitan Baltimore.” In 1970, about a third of the labor force in Baltimore and its first-tier suburbs was […] New energy rouses Boston’s Downtown Crossing Many people questioned whether the tax break granted to Millennium at the end of the term of former Mayor Thomas M. Menino was misplaced, said Thomas J. Vicino, an associate professor of political science at Northeastern University. “There is a market failure here — there is not enough housing being produced for the city in […] Wallet Hub 2014 FIFA World Cup by the numbers Q&A with Thomas Vicino and Wallet Hub Q: Sponsors seem to be placing big bets on there being record U.S. interest in the World Cup — will they be right? A: After Brazilians, Americans have purchased more tickets (over 150,000 tickets) to World Cup matches than any other country. We live in a more globalized […] Thomas Vicino for Northeastern Global News Better planning might have limited flood damage in Brazil. But would it have been enough? Better planning might have limited flood damage in Brazil. But would it have been enough? Resilient, sustainable planning could help, says Thomas Vicino, who studies metropolitan development and housing in Brazil. The question is whether society has “the political will to confront the realities of climate change.” What to watch for in Trump’s State of the Union address What to watch for in Trump’s State of the Union address Northeastern professors Costas Panagopoulos and Thomas Vicino weigh in on what President Trump might say in the State of the Union and how the Democrats might respond to the national address. Ayanna Pressley is poised to be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Here’s how she did it. Ayanna Pressley is poised to be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Here’s how she did it. Her upset of 10-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in a primary election garnered international attention. Senate healthcare vote a small but important victory for GOP Senate healthcare vote a small but important victory for GOP On Tuesday, the Senate voted narrowly to begin debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. But Republican leaders suffered a setback just hours later when their plan to replace the health law was defeated. The events are another illustration of the “deep divide” in Congress, said political science professors Thomas Vicino and John Portz. Professor: ‘Brazil is still a country of tomorrow’ Professor: ‘Brazil is still a country of tomorrow’ A massive corruption scandal has plunged Brazil into political chaos. Professor Thomas Vicino, who has lived and worked in Brazil for parts of the past 20 years, says public trust in the Latin American country is at an “all-time low.” What’s on your summer reading list? Here’s what faculty are digging into What’s on your summer reading list? Here’s what faculty are digging into Whether you prefer to breeze through a half-dozen beach reads or challenge your intellectual acumen with a couple 800-page brain-busters, the summer months provide a unique opportunity to explore what the literary world has to offer. Here’s what a handful of faculty are reading these days. Tier 1 grant program spurs interdisciplinary research collaborations Tier 1 grant program spurs interdisciplinary research collaborations How do non-violent urban communities of people build strong networks of social resilience in the face of violence and conflict? The answer cuts to the core of professors Thomas Vicino and Dietmar Offenhuber’s interdisciplinary research. They’ve teamed up to examine one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, City of God, where they say residents have not […] Tunneling under Stonehenge: The effects of urban sprawl Tunneling under Stonehenge: The effects of urban sprawl Earlier this month, officials in England proposed a plan that could alleviate traffic on one of the most congested highways in the region: digging a tunnel near Stonehenge, the prehistoric and heavily protected monument. This, according to two Northeastern public policy professors, is a drastic—though not isolated—example of urban sprawl. Faculty’s summer assignment: prepare for the fall semester Faculty’s summer assignment: prepare for the fall semester Northeastern faculty members were hard at work this summer preparing to teach their fall courses. Here’s a look at some of the brand new courses they’ve developed and the work that goes into preparing for the new academic year. 3Qs: The ‘perfect storm’ that led to Brazil’s drastic and rapid decline 3Qs: The ‘perfect storm’ that led to Brazil’s drastic and rapid decline The state of Brazil in 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, stands in stark contrast to the state of the nation today. As the world turns its focus to Rio for tonight’s Opening Ceremonies, associate professor Thomas Vicino explains Brazil's change of fortune.