Category: Climate

Striving for Transformation in our Energy Sector

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

As part of Barr’s strategic planning, Mariella Puerto shares the trends informing how our Clean Energy program can best accelerate climate action in the region.

November 16, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Embracing Opportunities for Smarter Travel, Smarter Places

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

In this contribution to our series on strategic planning, Mary Skelton Roberts discusses key trends giving shape to Barr’s strategy to reduce transportation emissions.

November 05, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

A Transportation Plan that Began With a Question

Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Alice Brown, project manager for Go Boston 2030, talks about the innovative ways the City has engaged thousands of Bostonians in a new conversation about the future of how people get around.

October 28, 2015 | Category: Climate

Dear 2015 Boston — A Dispatch From Your Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

I’ve been given the unique opportunity to write you a letter from your future city—Boston in the year 2050, to be exact.

October 06, 2015 | Category: Climate

New Reports Offer Primer for Clean Energy Future

Amy Longsworth, director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, introduces a new series of reports to inform critical debates about the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more affordable energy future for our region.

September 15, 2015 | Category: Climate

Pope Rallies Mayors to Lead on Climate Change

Johanna Partin

Johanna Partin

Guest Author · Director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.

September 02, 2015 | Category: Climate

Northeast Energy Program Lifting Economies and Lowering Emissions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report shows states participating in most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions.

July 20, 2015 | 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

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

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

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

ACEEE Scorecard spotlights innovative ways cities are saving energy.

May 26, 2015 | Category: Climate