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The Boston waterfront has been booming, but the area is extremely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Measures to address those risks have come just recently.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 13, 2019, 7am PDT
The Berkshire Mountains have long been a popular destination for sightseers, tourists, and weekend warriors. A pilot Amtrak route is designed to attract new waves of New Yorkers to the region.
Curbed Boston
June 8, 2019, 7am PDT
Bostonians love to hate City Hall Plaza. That could change, as the city finalizes a renovation project that aims to transform the way the public sees the city's government.
The Boston Globe
June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
May 15, 2019, 10am PDT
A new estimate of how much it will cost to repair all of the infrastructure in the MBTA system places the price tag $3 billion higher than an estimate made only four years ago.
The Boston Globe
May 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recent poll of Massachusetts voters was able to connect the realities of the housing market to the frustrations of the daily commute.
The American Prospect
April 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
The Boston Globe
April 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Questions about the variables that could significantly alter the future of transportation, and the configuration of the public realm to accommodate those futuristic forms of transportation, illustrate the potential power of scenario planning.
The Boston Globe
April 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Cambridge, Massachusetts has made a thorough commitment to building robust bike infrastructure with every street repair project.
Streetsblug USA
April 4, 2019, 9am PDT
The mayor of Newton says the city's planning department is stretched too thin, with several ordinances and large development proposals in the works.
The Boston Globe
March 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
Boston has set the same inclusionary zoning requirements for 19 years, and after a busy 2018, the city could be set to require even more affordable housing with each new development.
The Boston Globe
March 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Strong support for local control has made statewide legislation to address the housing affordability crisis difficult to approve in the Bay State.
The Boston Globe
March 15, 2019, 8am PDT
A new analysis of inequality looks at where people go and how they spend their time.
CityLab
March 14, 2019, 7am PDT
A Twitter account is broadcasting its findings about the mood of transit riders in Boston, in real time.
The Boston Globe
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
March 1, 2019, 6am PST
Tom Acitelli has been following the intersection of congestion pricing and transportation in Boston, particularly as at affects transit. Noting the landmark agreement on cordon pricing reached in New York on Tuesday, he asks if Boston is ready.
Curbed Boston
Feature
February 27, 2019, 5am PST
Jane Jacobs used vague terms to describe the number of stores necessary for a safe and vibrant streetscape. Here, author Fanis Grammenos attempts to discover a more specific number to attach to this prescription.
Fanis Grammenos
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
February 24, 2019, 5am PST
The city’s original plan to decrease car ownership isn’t quite panning out, even with more alternative transportation options for residents.
The Boston Globe
February 22, 2019, 9am PST
The Boston area's Metropolitan Area Planning Council has an Artist-in-Residence Program that brings arts to the table as an integral component of the planning process.
Barr Foundation