Posts by Lisa Jacobson
Lisa Jacobson is a senior program officer on Barr’s Climate team. Her work focuses on transportation and land use, in particular accelerating the development of more walkable, connected, and low-carbon communities in Massachusetts. She has significant transportation planning and policy experience at the local, state, and federal levels.
Five Mobility Bright Spots to Build on in 2022
We’ve been through a lot in the last 22 months. Are we less afraid of change?
How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces
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.
Embracing Winter with Creative Ways to Stay Outdoors
Inspiration and insights from cold-weather cities reimagining winter as a season to love.
In the Midst of a Transportation Crisis, Let’s Have Some Hope
Results of three bus pilot projects prove that change is possible.
The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus
For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.
Commuting to Boston by Boat? In Five Years, You Could Be.
Insights into new efforts to expand ferry service in Boston Harbor, from Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now.
Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team
Eight questions with Lisa Jacobson, who recently joined Barr as Program Officer for Mobility.