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May 6, 2021, 8am PDT
The nonprofit developer of a transitional housing project in Dorchester, Massachusetts argues that most residents of the proposed project won't own cars, but neighbors worry the added density will put a strain on local parking.
Universal Hub
April 21, 2021, 6am PDT
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.
Land Matter Podcast
April 20, 2021, 11am PDT
To avoid the pitfalls of disconnected, car-centric suburbs, local governments must proactively plan for sustainable development in growing areas.
CommonWealth Magazine
April 15, 2021, 6am PDT
A large number of local leaders are leaving office ahead of schedule; many report Covid burnout as the cause of their departure.
The New York Times
April 14, 2021, 10am PDT
Michigan is on fire—a coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly among younger people, including children, yet high-risk activities, including youth sports and indoor dining, remain open. CDC Director Walensky addressed the conflagration Monday.
The New York Times
April 1, 2021, 5am PDT
The city of Boston will undertake an experiment about how to center public transit as an economic recovery tool.
Smart Cities Dive
March 29, 2021, 11am PDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now supports three-foot distancing in elementary school classrooms provided there is universal masking. For middle and high schools, it depends on the level of coronavirus transmission in the community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 29, 2021, 6am PDT
The new guidelines call for pedestrian and bike infrastructure as part of the design of new state-run projects.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
March 10, 2021, 6am PST
The $150-million endowment will expand the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and develop capacity-building programs for mayors and city leaders.
March 3, 2021, 8am PST
Many coronavirus restrictions were lifted on Monday in Massachusetts by Gov. Charlie Baker due to falling COVID cases and hospitalizations, but many experts feel the move is too hasty and could lead to a resurgence in the virus.
Associated Press
February 25, 2021, 6am PST
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
February 24, 2021, 7am PST
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
February 23, 2021, 6am PST
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 16, 2021, 6am PST
Recent state legislation removed state preemption of the fees local governments can charge developers, called linkage fees. Boston is poised to act on this new power.
The Boston Globe
January 29, 2021, 7am PST
The first case study by the Transit Costs Project at New York University's Marron Institute offers a long awaited, and long necessary, glimpse into the bloated costs of construction in the United States.
City Journal
January 26, 2021, 5am PST
Cities with commuter rail stops will have to accommodate higher-density housing or risk losing access to state resources and housing grants.
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2021, 7am PST
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