Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

Jackie DeWolfe

Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Launches First-Ever Cultural Planning Process

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A city takes the long-term view of arts and culture.

April 09, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Readying for Rising Seas

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to the impacts of sea-level rise. How can we prepare?

March 31, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

Chris Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

On New Websites and Transparency

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Why website redesigns are the first move, not the last, towards greater transparency.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s First Grants of 2015

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Barr’s trustees award 39 grants totaling $9.9 million at their first quarterly meeting of 2015.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Creating a Communications Culture

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

Highlights from an ongoing Stanford Social Innovation Review blog series on strategic communications, including a new contribution from Barr.

March 09, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s New Director of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.

March 03, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Welcome to Barr’s New Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

On behalf of all of us at Barr, I welcome you to our new website and introduce you to our new visual identity.

February 25, 2015 | Category: From the President

Introducing the New BarrFoundation.org

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A tour of Barr’s new website from our director of communications.

February 24, 2015 | Category: Barr News