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The 80-year-old Bunker Hill public housing complex will be replace according to a plan approved recently by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The Boston Globe
January 15, 2021, 7am PST
If those in health care seek to develop new ways to help patients stay in their homes, they must also find ways to temper how they affect communities in which they reside.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 7, 2021, 5am PST
The Housing Choice initiative, one of the country's most sweeping planning and development reforms to date, was included in a large economic development package approved by the Massachusetts Legislature earlier this week.
Mass Live
January 1, 2021, 6am PST
Bus lanes are catching on in the Boston region. The city of Brookline is the latest example.
Streetsblog Mass
December 22, 2020, 6am PST
The city wants to cut its car use in half by 2030 as part of an aggressive set of "aspirational" goals.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
December 17, 2020, 6am PST
News of a potential economic stimulus package in Congress is followed by news that two of the nation's most prominent transit systems are reducing cuts proposed to address plummeting revenues.
Spectrum News
December 14, 2020, 6am PST
The Boston Foundation's first Place Leadership Network process offers lessons in how to build place-based coalitions to advance the cause of equity.
Brookings
December 13, 2020, 11am PST
The nation's smallest and second densest state has led the country in daily new cases per capita of coronavirus infections for the last week, supplanting the Midwest and Mountain States where the virus has reigned for months.
GoLocalProv
December 11, 2020, 7am PST
To many employees are sick with COVID for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail to operate on its normal schedule.
The Boston Globe
December 8, 2020, 8am PST
Amazon is moving more moving more products than ever, and the company is expanding its physical footprint to keep up with the trends.
The Boston Globe
December 2, 2020, 12pm PST
Affordable housing providers have touted the connections between health and the places where people live for years. In a small city outside of Boston, the evidence is incontrovertible.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 22, 2020, 5am PST
A decision by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to rescind a carpool lane has not resulted in a significant expansion of transit and carpool capacity on Interstate 93 north of Boston.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
November 16, 2020, 6am PST
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium—one of the strongest in the nation—expired, just in time for winter. How did this happen?
Shelterforce Magazine
November 12, 2020, 8am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this week proposed cuts to public transit service. In a decision that will likely repeat as more transit agencies undertake similar processes, the MBTA decided to prioritize buses over trains.
Trains
November 6, 2020, 5am PST
A new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority program has quickly deployed bus infrastructure around the Boston area, focusing on neighborhoods where people are relying on the bus during the pandemic.
Next City
October 26, 2020, 7am PDT
A case study from the Boston region shows the power of allowing moderate density on transit adjacent residential parcels currently available only to single-family detached homes.
Brookings
October 18, 2020, 9am PDT
A trio of epidemiologists from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford have joined the president's new coronavirus medical advisor, Scott Atlas, in promoting an alternative approach to dealing with coronavirus infections.
The Washington Post
October 13, 2020, 5am PDT
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.
Wicked Local
October 6, 2020, 12pm PDT
Residents use creative engagements to envision an arts and innovation district without displacement in Boston’s Upham’s Corner.
Shelterforce Magazine
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