Category: Resiliency

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Lessons from the Pandemic for Building Resilience

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Penn Loh

Guest Author · Associate Chair, Senior Lecturer, Tufts University, Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

A new report calls for investing in approaches that are people focused, intersectional, institutional, and rooted in anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice.

July 21, 2021 | Category: Climate

Ahead of the Heat Wave: Preparing for Extreme Heat in Massachusetts

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Sasha Shyduroff

Guest Author · Clean Energy and Climate Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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Jeanette Pantoja

Guest Author · Public Health Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Explore resources from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Heat Preparedness Week.

June 17, 2021 | Category: Climate

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

Views that Matter

A new report by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston sets the ground for more inclusive public opinion research on climate change.

October 20, 2020 | Category: Climate

Adapting to a Pandemic: Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

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Mary Skelton Roberts

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

Adapting to Climate Change? Here are Three Approaches in Greater Boston

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Kalila Barnett

Senior Program Officer, Climate Resilience

A recent scan of efforts to prepare for climate change surfaces three themes to guide current practices and collaboration in Greater Boston.

August 29, 2019 | Category: Resiliency

Nine Questions with Barr's New Climate Resilience Program Officer

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Kalila Barnett

Senior Program Officer, Climate Resilience

A conversation with Kalila Barnett about Barr’s new climate focus area and opportunities in Greater Boston.

November 14, 2018 | Category: Climate

Boston Integrates Climate Resilience and Mitigation in Utility Planning

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Bradford Swing

Director of Energy Policy and Programs, City of Boston

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John (Tad) Read

Senior Deputy Director for Transportation & Infrastructure Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency

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Manuel Esquivel

Senior Infrastructure & Energy Planning Fellow , Boston Planning and Development Agency

Smart development in Boston means accounting for climate change in long-term planning and design.

October 23, 2018 | Category: Climate

We Can Improve Coastal Communities as We Protect Them

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Rebecca Herst

Guest Author · Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

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Paul Kirshen

Guest Author · Professor, School for the Environment and Academic Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

The best way to protect Boston from rising seas is through “shore-based solutions.” Two of the authors of a recent report explain what that means, and how such solutions can yield benefits for communities.

September 05, 2018 | Category: Climate