Massachusetts

Anthony Flint cites the example of Boston's new adult playground to ask the question: "Should we let more urban design emerge organically?"
6 hours ago   CityLab
<p>There are many things to like about Boston, but this article lists of 27 things to not like about it, including inconvenient bus routes, short subway operating hours, and a lack of street signs.</p>
Jan 22, 2007   The Phoenix
<p>Controversy over the lack of female faculty at Harvard's Graduate School of Design has erupted after a adjunct professor of landscape architecture submitted her resignation in protest of the school's gender imbalance.</p>
Jan 19, 2007   Inside Higher Ed
<p>In a third and perhaps final attempt, developer John Rosenthal submitted plans to locate 668 housing units, 57,000 square feet of retail, 1,200 parking spaces, and a redeveloped transit station in Boston's Kenmore Square neighborhood.</p>
Jan 11, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>Commuter rail is an outdated model of transportation, and does little to reduce car use or promote transit-oriented development.</p>
Jan 3, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>In Massachusetts, some cities are changing their zoning rules and restrictions, encouraging more developers to building higher density "cluster" developments in traditionally low-density areas.</p>
Jan 2, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
Dec 31, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
Dec 30, 2006   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
<p>Boston is set to become the first city in the nation to impose a strict set of green building standards on all new development in the city. The requirements will take effect in January and affect buildings 50,000 square feet and larger.</p>
Dec 21, 2006   The Boston Globe
<p>A group in Boston's Chinatown has written their own lyrics to some classic Christmas songs to protest the neighborhood's rapid gentrification.</p>
Dec 15, 2006   Boston Herald
<p>A innovative training program in Boston is helping people get better jobs cleaning up the environment.</p>
Dec 10, 2006   The Boston Globe