A Wonk-Free Secret to Great Placemaking
Is the secret of a great place the proper placement of its streetlights? The font choice and color scheme of its signage? Its WalkScore? Or something else entirely?
New Study Finds Massachusetts Climate Policy Yields Economic Gains for State
A new report released this week by the Boston-based Analysis Group summarizes the significant benefits to Massachusetts of its signature climate and energy policy – the Green Communities Act of 2008.
A Route to Climb Everest
A new report from Environment Northeast suggests a pathway to reach the daunting, but necessary goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
What If We Focus on Moving People, Not Vehicles?
Recently a group from Boston took a learning tour to Mexico City to get a firsthand look at its world-class transportation network. A new video offers highlights from the trip and inspiration for Boston and other modern cities looking for better ways to get more people where they want to go more quickly, efficiently, and safely.
Boston Businesses Show Art of Possible on Climate Action
At a kickoff for a new cohort of Boston-area businesses embracing the "Challenge for Sustainability," I had the chance to talk about the part they play in creating a more sustainable (and hopeful) world.
New Report Shows Declining Emissions Amidst Growing Economy
What happens when a state gets serious about climate change? A new report says the answer, at least in Massachusetts, is a shrinking carbon footprint and a growing economy.
From Urban Wasteland to Great Neighborhood
Since 2005, when the MBTA abandoned its Bartlett Yard bus facility, the 8.5-acre site in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood had become an urban wasteland. Thanks to a unanimous vote earlier this fall by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the site's transformation into a mixed-use, smart growth development took a big step forward.
The Biggest Team Effort in Boston History
How much difference would it make in a city if its business and other leaders signed on to aggressive goals to address climate change, and led by example in their sectors?
A Tale of Two Peaks we Must Climb
Reducing GHG emissions 20% by 2020 is no easy task. Yet, 80% by 2050 is whole new kind of undertaking. How different are these two goals?
Study Probes Consequences of Poor Transportation Options on Low-income Latinos
A new study takes a deep look at the heavy toll of poor transportation options on one of the fastest growing populations in Massachusetts – low-income Latinos - and it recommends a path towards change that means greater prosperity for them and for low-income and working families across the state.