Category: Mobility

Fair Transit Fares for an Equitable and Climate-Friendly Future

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Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

As more fare-free and affordable transit initiatives are implemented across the state, voters support shifting the burden of transportation costs away from individuals to systems.

February 14, 2022 | Category: Climate

How CultureHouse is Reclaiming Main Streets to Build Resilient Communities

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Aaron Greiner

Guest Author · Executive Director, CultureHouse

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Emily Cooper

Guest Author · Community Activist, Writer, Musician, Artist

The impact of a walkable, pop-up space in one Massachusetts community.

February 08, 2022 | Category: Climate

Five Mobility Bright Spots to Build on in 2022

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

We’ve been through a lot in the last 22 months. Are we less afraid of change?

January 12, 2022 | Category: Climate

A Different Direction: Tools to Advance Equity in Transportation

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Amber Trout

Guest Author · Managing Associate, Community Science

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Heidy Persaud

Guest Author · Director of Transportation , Center for Neighborhood Technology

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Amy Minzner

Guest Author · Senior Associate , Community Science

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Bob Dean

Guest Author · Chief Executive Officer , Center for Neighborhood Technology

A new guide provides recommendations for transportation practitioners who are looking to advance equity in their work.

January 05, 2022 | Category: Climate

How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

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Katherine Fichter

Guest Author · Assistant Secretary, MassDOT

The COVID pandemic pushed Massachusetts cities and towns to rethink their public spaces. It also pushed us as funders to rethink how we do our work.

July 01, 2021 | Category: Mobility

Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.

January 29, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Embracing Winter with Creative Ways to Stay Outdoors

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

Inspiration and insights from cold-weather cities reimagining winter as a season to love.

December 17, 2020 | Category: Climate

Glimmers of a Future We Need

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Dr. Aaron Bernstein

Guest Author · Interim director at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Guest Author · Former Co-Director of Climate

Today's solutions to our public health crisis are also long-term solutions for transportation and climate.

September 02, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Adapting to a Pandemic: Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Guest Author · Former Co-Director of Climate

An update on actions, learnings, and priorities from Barr’s Climate team amid the pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Massachusetts Wants Climate Action and Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New poll shows majorities across demographic groups now see climate change as a serious problem if left unaddressed.

February 13, 2020 | Category: Climate