Editor Benjamin Forman is MassINC’s research director and the Editor of Gateways magazine. While at the Brookings Institution he collaborated with MassINC on the groundbreaking 2007 report, Reconnecting Massachusetts Gateway Cities. Ben now leads MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute. Ben has authored a number of MassINC publications, and he speaks frequently to organizations and media across Massachusetts. As a graduate student, Ben was awarded a Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship and served in the City of New Bedford’s planning department. He earned his master’s in city planning from MIT and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College.