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The Boston Globe explores the YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement, as debate over a retail project in East Boston gains pro-development interest.
December 4, 2017, 12pm PST
"Smart city" plans are being announced at a steady clip. The latest master planned "smart city" proposal comes for a former U.S. Navy-owned site near Boston.
November 30, 2017, 10am PST
Boston economists are sounding the alarm: while the city itself is adding plenty of housing, there's not a lot happening in the suburbs. That may adversely affect older folks who want to sell and younger people looking to buy.
October 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Several communities across Massachusetts are looking to take private property to build new schools.
October 25, 2017, 9am PDT
Being able to get groceries without a car can be a big draw in walkable, mixed use neighborhoods. Many Boston grocers and developers are taking that to heart.
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
October 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
The MBTA pilot tested all-door boarding on two bus lines and found that the little-used best practice improved transit service.
September 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Larger universities, like Boston University, have begun swallowing up smaller schools that offer new students and a goldmine of real estate in dense urban areas.
September 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Boston residents didn't like being charged more for parking at peak hours in the Seaport and the Back Bay, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh has heard their complaints.
September 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Massachusetts officials will consider zoning changes for an area of Boston's waterfront until November—well beyond the expected due date in August.
August 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Guinness World Records is on the line.
August 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Underwater parking garages have been constructed in Europe, and Boston seems like the perfect opportunity to bring the idea to the United States.
August 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Rather than focusing only on which streets are most dangerous, Boston officials asked which neighborhoods wanted safety improvements to slow traffic, 45 different communities around the city said they did.
August 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
A new city report provides data on the number of affordable housing units built in the city of Boston as a result of the Inclusionary Development Policy.
July 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
Planners worry that the success of the waterfront district has led to its overdevelopment.
May 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released its third biannual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
April 18, 2017, 7am PDT
MIT's Transit Lab created a ridership model called Origin Destination Transfer (ODX) that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is using to make incremental changes to the region's bus system.
April 7, 2017, 10am PDT
By summer, the empty and derelict land beneath the Southeast Expressway in Boston's South End will become and active, art-filled park.
April 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A revised plan to extend the MBTA's Green Line light rail line into Somerville and Medford required approval from the state (approved last May) and the Federal Transit Authority (approved this week).
March 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
A land use attorney and planning instructor at MIT and Harvard University takes to the pages of The Boston Globe to explain planning to the audience of a new era.