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A few blue-collar cities proximate to Boston offer case studies of the "opportunity bargains" identified in the 2018 Opportunity Atlas published by Harvard and Brown universities an the U.S. Census.
The Boston Globe
October 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Road planners looking to increase capacity without adding lanes are focusing on managing existing lanes more effectively. Massachusetts has gone the opposite direction. The Conservation Law Foundation plans to hold them accountable.
Boston.com
October 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Modeled on the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade program that only targets power plant emissions, the Transportation & Climate Initiative subjects transportation fuel to a similar market-based program. It took a major step forward on Oct. 1.
The Hill
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
September 21, 2019, 9am PDT
With the formal announcement by the EPA and the U.S. DOT on Thursday that the "One National Standard" rule has been issued, California's zero-emission standard, which applies to ten other states, is essentially on hold.
InsideClimate News
August 21, 2019, 7am PDT
A casino or a racetrack would be notable in this part of Massachusetts, but this development is proposing both.
The Boston Globe
August 17, 2019, 5am PDT
A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe
August 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.
The Boton Globe
August 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 7, 2019, 8am PDT
You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.
The Boston Globe
August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
July 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
A study from the Boston Foundation shows that besides homelessness and housing costs, Massachusetts housing debt also fuels the racial wealth gap and segregation.
The Boston Globe
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
July 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire in Cleveland, it's a good time for urban river keepers everywhere to reevaluate their work and redouble their efforts to make safe and healthy rivers for everyone.
The Boston Globe
July 9, 2019, 9am PDT
It's rare for an entire exhibition to be devoted to the practice and history of planning. This is a big one.
CityLab
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
July 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
One Dalton Street, the third tallest building in Boston, is almost complete.
The Boston Globe
July 2, 2019, 7am PDT
Even though they often occupy valuable real estate, some Boston properties have sat vacant in various states of limbo for years.
The Boston Globe