Massachusetts

Jarrett Walker details the nuances of travel time comparisons, following on a recent Boston Magazine article comparing MBTA transit service to the new Bridj private bus service.
Jul 2, 2014   Human Transit
<p>An environmentally remediated parcel of land in a hard-knock New England town finds new life as the nation's largest solar energy field.</p>
Nov 6, 2006   Grist
<p>In Boston, labor unions and community groups are joining forces to win victories for affordable housing.</p>
Nov 2, 2006   Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Over the past 30 years, eastern Massachusetts has seen a remarkable combination of rising home prices and declining supply of new homes. Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce A. Ward examine whether reductions in new supply reflect a real lack of land or a response to man-made restrictions on development.</p>
Oct 25, 2006   Harvard Institute Of Economic Research
<p>Citing a need to preserve historic charm, Boston is the first big city to weigh rules for dishes.</p>
Oct 23, 2006   The Christian Science Monitor
When designing a city for the future, rarely do future residents participate. But in Holden, Mass., the voice of the future is being heard as elementary school students are being asked what they want to see in their town in the future.
Oct 6, 2006   The Landmark
After several failed attempts at urban renewal in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, government officials and investors believe that the latest efforts aimed at reincarnation of the city's core will succeed.
Oct 6, 2006   The Boston Globe
Despite a rocky start, the 30 years old John Hancock Tower has become Boston's greatest example of modern architecture.
Sep 27, 2006   The Boston Globe
In Boston, the naming of public spaces can be more challenging than actually building it in the first place.
Sep 26, 2006   The Boston Globe
The Boston City Council is considering an initiative that would require all new sidewalks in the city to be rubberized, using tiles of recycled tires as the city's walkways. Concrete cracking from tree root growth could become a thing of the past.
Sep 16, 2006   The Boston Globe
One of Boston's most well known buildings, the I.M. Pei designed John Hancock Tower, is up for sale for the second time in almost as many years.
Sep 9, 2006   The Boston Globe