Thought Leadership

06/19/19 - On Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 am a Red Line train at JFK/UMass Station derailed, and much of the Massachusetts economy got temporarily derailed with it. For days, our workforce has been experiencing the aftershocks of this event with unpredictable and significantly delayed commutes, increased safety concerns, lost wages for hourly workers, and countless lost hours of human capital as we wait on packed platforms and jammed streets.
As our transit infrastructure ages and capital investment lags, events like this will become more common and their impacts more dramatic. So what’s the solution? (Read More)

03/18/19 - 2019 marks the KSA’s 10th Anniversary, and we have something much bigger in mind than birthday cake and balloons. Rather, we want to celebrate by collaboratively, vividly, and visibly showcasing Kendall Square’s magic. (Read More)

02/4/19 - New Power, by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, feels like it was written for Kendall Square, one of the world’s most powerful epicenters of technological innovation. Kendall Square has fundamentally transformed over the last 20 years as hundreds of companies have grasped that their ability to innovate hinges on connecting with other innovators. Old power models for building strategic partnerships and research collaborations have their place, but new power holds even more possibility. (Read more

01/14/19 - As a Kendall Square Association (KSA) member, you can get things done that simply cannot be done alone. Our Learning Communities (formerly known as Committees) provide a forum to collaborate on meaningful projects that enhance your knowledge and skills while making a real impact in Kendall Square and the region. (Read More)

12/10/18 - The Kendall Square Association (“KSA”) is delighted to partner with Ceasar McDowell and the Civic Designers team, Vatsady Sivongxay and Holly Harriel, to meet the ambitious challenge set at the KSA 2018 Annual Meeting, focusing on the Greater Boston’s racial inequities. (Read More)

12/5/18 - How would you describe the color blue to a person who can't see color? This is one of the many questions and creativity-inducing activities the KSA staff tackles at our weekly meeting. Read about why the KSA staff exercises our creativity muscles. (Read more

11/2/18 - During the 2018, Massachusetts voters chose to vote yes on a Proposition 3, which protected the rights of the Massachusetts Transgendered community. Read about why Voting Yes on 3 was of the utmost importance. (Read more

10/11/18 - The KSA knows that traffic is a common pain point for many Kendall Square workers. We are working on improving that by introducing the Transportation ADVANCE, a year long initiative aimed to improving traffic in Kendall.  (Read more

7/25/18 - The tech and life science industries have a racial diversity and inclusion crisis. Can Kendall Square play a part in changing that?  (Read more