Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
July 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Americans have shown a clear preference for larger homes—even at the expense of the coveted backyard.
June 25, 2016, 5am PDT
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
June 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe casts doubt on the idea that large amounts of new housing in Boston will be able to reduce already high housing prices in the city.
May 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?
May 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The "Raining Poetry" art installation hides poetry in plain sight—the words of poets like Langston Hughes are stenciled on sidewalks around Boston and only revealed when water is added.
May 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The cities of Somerville and Cambridge are digging into their pockets to save the beleaguered Green Line extension project. State transportation officials could decide next week if the additional $75 million matters or not.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
April 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The findings of a new study based in Boston offer evidence of negative health outcomes connected to the collision of residential land use and transportation infrastructure.
April 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The city of Boston is working to ensure that a diverse collection of residents are benefitting from the fruits of the city's current building boom.
March 30, 2016, 11am PDT
Boston is the latest of a growing number of cities that could end the use of cash to may for transit tickets. The change does not come without some concern for riders.
March 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The MBTA is considering the future of a unique service: the Mattapan high-speed trolley line. Upkeep costs are high, but replacing the track with buses might be a shortsighted move.
March 6, 2016, 11am PST
Boston has a plan to transform City Hall Plaza from a neglected opportunity into a year-round entertainment venue.
March 2, 2016, 7am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board voted to shut down late night transit service on the T this week, finding that ridership did not justify the cost of the long operation hours.
February 19, 2016, 11am PST
A recent unofficial tally on Yelp found that 20 of the 70 Boston dive bars listed on the site had recently closed. The Boston Globe examines the trend.
February 3, 2016, 7am PST
Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman launch a withering critique of the sharing economy as we know it, and envision "sharing cities" built around technologies that put community before commerce.
January 31, 2016, 9am PST
The big news about GE moving to Boston is more than just a story about a large company moving from the suburbs to the big city—it's also about how far cities will go to attract new jobs, and at what cost.
January 4, 2016, 5am PST
With the memory of last winter's challenges still fresh, federal investigators gave less than stellar reviews to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in a report revealed this week.
December 30, 2015, 1pm PST
Ten years after the completion of the Central Artery and Tunnel project—or the Big Dig, as it's more commonly known—has the project become more justifiable?
December 9, 2015, 2pm PST
A Boston Globe columnist comes down strongly in favor of a mixed-use project in a Boston suburb, and laments the obstacles facing smart growth in this and other, similar, communities.