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August 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.
The Boston Globe
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
February 26, 2019, 5am PST
A new initiative will fund 10 new developments as the city works to increase available affordable housing.
The Boston Globe
January 16, 2019, 7am PST
The MBTA’s plan to repair and improve the ailing system means major service disruptions are likely coming. Officials say they want to minimize the pain and suffering of riders.
The Boston Globe
January 14, 2019, 11am PST
Developers pay impact fees to fund affordable housing and job programs, but the mayor wants the city to have more discretion around changing the requirements.
The Boston Globe
December 28, 2018, 7am PST
A closer look at commuting and ridership shows the differences between urban and suburban transit patterns.
Pedestrian Observations
December 17, 2018, 6am PST
MassDOT and cycling advocates don’t agree on what should happen to the Longfellow Bridge’s bike lane in the coming months.
The Boston Globe
November 30, 2018, 7am PST
While not yet widely implemented in the United States, scramble intersections make life considerably safer and easier for pedestrians and drivers.
Strong Towns
September 17, 2018, 6am PDT
A diverse Boston community alliance initially came together to maintain stability in neighborhoods affected by foreclosures. It has changed focus as its work has continued.
Next City
December 5, 2014, 12pm PST
Massachusetts is funding a placemaking initiative to renew its old industrial gateway cities. Available funds are only $16 million, but there's a plan to make the money go a long way.
Boston Globe
November 18, 2014, 6am PST
In a plot line of the documentary Gaining Ground, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative fights to keep the lines of communication open with a large, partner nonprofit when a major conflict threatens their relationship.
Rooflines
April 27, 2013, 11am PDT
BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade by focusing land protection and stewardship on the areas that are most critical for ensuring the long-term persistence of rare and native species.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
October 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Large casino resorts in Atlantic City and Connecticut take a hit, as new, smaller and local casinos, attract gamblers from the surroundings areas. New York state officials are paving the way for more casino proliferation, despite some skepticism.
The New York Times
August 11, 2009, 11am PDT
While the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is helping people buy homes, their aim is to build an army of trained homeowners to engage their own neighbors in organizing and advocacy.
Shelterforce Magazine