Category: Climate

Sound Lessons from Seattle

Tim Brennan Headshot

Tim Brennan

Guest Author · Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Kathryn Carlson Headshot

Kathryn Carlson

Guest Author · Director of Transportation, A Better City

Eight lessons from Massachusetts leaders on a study tour of mobility innovations in Seattle.

November 02, 2017 | Category: Climate

The Imperative for Aspiration

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Five questions for a world-class city to create a great public realm.

October 26, 2017 | Category: Barr News

The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.

October 12, 2017 | Category: Climate

Northeast States Extend Leadership on Clean Energy

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Ambitious new goals set for next phase of highly successful, market-based effort to reduce emissions and spur clean energy.

September 18, 2017 | Category: Climate

Commuting to Boston by Boat? In Five Years, You Could Be.

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Insights into new efforts to expand ferry service in Boston Harbor, from Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now.

September 14, 2017 | Category: Climate

Unlikely Meetings. Uncommon Solutions for the Future of Mobility.

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Jessie Feller

Jessie Feller Hahn

Guest Author · Executive Director, Meeting of the Minds

Sharing the big ideas and ongoing conversations from the Meeting of the Minds Boston Mobility Summit.

August 16, 2017 | Category: Climate

Area Leaders Join Effort to Link Boston Neighborhoods and Job Centers with Bus Rapid Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Rick Dimino

Richard A. Dimino

Guest Author · President & CEO, A Better City

Barr Climate Program Co-Director Mary Skelton Roberts interviews State Representative Russell Holmes and A Better City CEO Rick Dimino, members of a newly-formed advisory committee for BostonBRT.

July 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

Unwavering Resolve to Advance Solutions for Climate Change

Recent remarks from Barr’s president reaffirming the Foundation’s commitment to advance ambitious goals, in partnership with others continuing to lead.

June 06, 2017 | Category: Climate

Three Boston Congregations Team Up for Community Solar Project

Mariama White-Hammond

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

Guest Author · Associate Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, a Class of 2009 Barr Fellow, shares three lessons and a new video documenting a novel collaboration of three churches committed to action on climate change and equity.

May 09, 2017 | Category: Climate

Twelve Designs Reimagine the Boston Bus Stop


Michael Kodransky

Guest Author · Director, Global and U.S. Initiatives, ITDP

Michael Kodransky of ITDP reveals ideas for innovative bus stations in Boston and calls on the public to vote for their favorite design.

May 08, 2017 | Category: Climate