Category: Climate

1970s Zoning Calling Your Shots? Not This Boston Suburb

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André Leroux

Guest Author · Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

By huge margins, Winchester just voted to change the antiquated zoning laws many Massachusetts towns assume are untouchable.

June 25, 2015 | Category: Climate

Bus Rapid Transit May Put “Transit Excellence” in Reach

With our quality of life, economy, and climate all on the line, BRT deserves a closer look.

June 16, 2015 | Category: Climate

For Second Time, Boston Named Nation’s Most Energy-Efficient City

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

ACEEE Scorecard spotlights innovative ways cities are saving energy.

May 26, 2015 | Category: Climate

Invisible Elephant in Climate Room Much Bigger Than We Thought

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New report finds extent of natural gas leaks three times greater threat to climate goals than previously expected.

April 22, 2015 | Category: Climate

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

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Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Readying for Rising Seas

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Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to the impacts of sea-level rise. How can we prepare?

March 31, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

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Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Preparing for the Storms Ahead

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

More than sixty inches of snow falling in fewer than three weeks has most Bostonians saying uncle. However, these superstorms—or "snowmaggedons"—are not expected to let up any time soon.

February 13, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Hospitals Achieve Healthy Reductions in Energy Consumption

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New data shows Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by six percent over the last three years, despite continued facility growth. These reductions have not only saved the hospitals $12 million—they have helped put Boston on track to achieving its ambition climate goals.

January 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

Join the Conversation about Boston’s Transportation Future

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Former Co-Director of Climate

What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future? Go Boston 2030 is a new campaign to shape the future of how people get around our city.

January 14, 2015 | Category: Climate