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October 6, 2020, 6am PDT
The forthcoming Boston Urban Forestry Plan is expected to support communities that have been disproportionately exposed to environmental stressors.
Smart Cities Dive
October 2, 2020, 6am PDT
The oldest city park in the United States, used as a cow pasture until the 19th century, is slated for a major upgrade.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Developers with a ground lease for land owned by the University of Massachusetts Boston want to build a new mixed-use development to rival Kendall Square in nearby Cambridge.
The Boston Globe
August 31, 2020, 7am PDT
Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to heighten and widen the Allston section of I-90 viaduct do not align with the community's desire for an environmentally friendly and pedestrian- and cycling-oriented new solution.
CommonWealth
August 3, 2020, 10am PDT
California, the largest state by population in the United States, is responsible for 33% fewer carbon emissions per capita than any other state, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Mercury News
July 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike share data from six U.S. cities offer insight into how Americans have changed travel patterns during the pandemic.
Citymetric
July 12, 2020, 7am PDT
In “Redlined: A Novel of Boston” by Richard W. Wise, an organizer's murder in 1970s Jamaica Plain exposes an epic battle over the future of American cities.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 7, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study documents staggering racial bais in the Boston rental market and compares the racial disparities among prospective tenants seeking housing in 2018 and 2019.
The Boston Globe
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
March 17, 2020, 5am PDT
Planning and building the future will have to wait.
NYC Planning
March 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Public transit agencies are responding to declining ridership during the Coronavirus outbreak by reducing service. But the right balance between safe, reliable, and sustainable will be hard to calibrate in these difficult times.
The Boston Globe
March 5, 2020, 7am PST
Cities in the Boston area are looking to center-running bus lanes as a next step in developing the region’s public transit infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
February 27, 2020, 8am PST
Neighborhood veto power can conflict with citywide goals to provide a 24-7 urban experience, as a case study from Boston shows.
The Boston Globe
February 25, 2020, 11am PST
The planning approvals process took a black eye in Boston last year, when a bribery scandal sent a Boston Planning and Development Agency staffer to jail.
The Boston Globe
December 19, 2019, 5am PST
Raising density around transit stations to a level already existing in some parts of the city would enable hundreds of thousands of new housing units in and around Boston, according to a thought experiment by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.
The Boston Globe
December 13, 2019, 10am PST
Car culture isn't free, even for people who don't own cars.
The Boston Globe
December 13, 2019, 6am PST
The "people first" design favored by the city of Boston would not allow for cars on the planned North Avenue Bridge replacement.
The Boston Globe
December 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
December 6, 2019, 5am PST
There's a map of Boston that points out all the best sledding spots. It seems like there are millions of kids living in other parts around the country that could benefit from a sledding map of their hometown.
The Boston Globe
November 22, 2019, 10am PST
As other cities take daring steps to reclaim their streets, a car ban in downtown Boston doesn’t seem so implausible.
Curbed Boston