Parking Requirements Eliminated in Cambridge, Massachusetts
A major zoning amendment was approved by the Cambridge City Council on Monday, October 24, 2022.
The Thinking Behind Cambridge's Affordable Housing Overlay
A podcast discussion with Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui details how and why the Massachusetts city become a planning trendsetter by adopting an Affordable Housing Overlay earlier this year.
100 Percent Affordable Overlay: Next Up for Berkeley's Reform Movement
After moving forward with parking and zoning reforms, the Berkeley City Council is also considering a new Affordable Housing Overlay on a model previously adopted in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Rezoning Every Residential Neighborhood in Cambridge for Affordable Apartment Buildings
Cambridge, Massachusetts has opened all residential neighborhoods to the development of apartments buildings with 100 percent affordable units. It might be the most "sweeping attack on elitist and racist single family zoning" in the country.
Imagining Alternatives to an Enlarged I-90 Viaduct in Boston
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.
Tech Execs Call for More Public Transit Funding in the Boston Region
A Red Line train recently derailed on the T in Boston, providing the latest example of the need for drastic measures to course correct public transit in the region.
Ending Rent Control Changed Everything in Massachusetts. What Happens If It Becomes Legal Again?
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
New Bike Infrastructure Standard Set in Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts has made a thorough commitment to building robust bike infrastructure with every street repair project.
Cambridge Won’t Reach Goals to Curb Car Ownership
The city’s original plan to decrease car ownership isn’t quite panning out, even with more alternative transportation options for residents.
Boston Bridge Separated Bike Lane Might Get the Ax This Winter
MassDOT and cycling advocates don’t agree on what should happen to the Longfellow Bridge’s bike lane in the coming months.
Pedestrian Scrambles Benefit Everyone Using Streets
While not yet widely implemented in the United States, scramble intersections make life considerably safer and easier for pedestrians and drivers.
Bikeshare 'Border War' Breaks Out in Boston
Private dockless bikeshare companies are encroaching on territory controlled by public, docked bikeshare companies.
Boston's Bikeshare System Gets a New Partner, Rebranding
Blue Cross will pay $18 million for a six-year sponsorship of the Boston-area bikeshare system formerly known as Hubway.
How Cycling Can Help the Disabled Stay Mobile
In the U.K. university town of Cambridge, more than a quarter of disabled commuters travel by bike.
The Community Takes Ownership of Harvard Square
Harvard Square bears the name of a prestigious private university, but it's still public space. More community organizations are taking a role in determining its future in an era of change for the historic location.
Harvard Square Denizens Worry About Proposed Mall Development
Harvard Square in Cambridge is facing another round of developments, and residents are worries the changes could come at the expense of the character of the famous location.
Showdown Looming in Cambridge Over Inclusionary Zoning
The city of Cambridge has until April to decide on a proposed policy that would greatly expand the number of affordable units required in new development projects.
A Christmas Gift From Cambridge: A 'Watch for Bikes' Sticker
Drivers get a sticker for their rear view mirrors, and bikers get the gift of knowing that people behind the wheel share the responsibility for road safety.
Free Wi-Fi Network Launches Around Kendall Square in Cambridge
It wasn't easy, but a broad swath of Cambridge, Massachusetts will now have free Wi-Fi Internet. The effort required a partnership between several institutions and organizations to come to fruition.
Is the Company Town Back? Sort Of.
Unlike the earlier iteration, today's full-amenity tech campuses provide their well-paid engineers with Millennial-friendly upper middle class comforts. But is that enough?
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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.