The evolution of Boston and the harbor area is a remarkable story and today still provides a living example of the transformational power of smart land use planning. Between the 1630s and 1890, Downtown Boston tripled in area by filling in marshland, coastline and other areas
For many Boston residents, there are two essential pieces of equipment for parking your car in the winter: a snow shovel to dig out after a storm and a summer beach chair to preserve your on-street parking space.
This year has seen the culmination of substantial analysis and focused planning related to Boston and the metropolitan region’s future.
To combat the growing impacts of climate change, there are some obvious action items for Greater Boston.
Boston has the opportunity to learn from the climate disasters of other American cities before we face a major weather event of our own.
The Greater Boston region will experience a significant increase in population and labor force before 2030, which is a positive sign for our economy and way of life. To prepare for additional commuters, we must improve capacity at the transportation hubs that serve as key access points to Boston and the urban core.
The Climate Ready Boston initiative – an effort started by Mayor Martin Walsh last October – recently released its climate projections. These represent a consensus on the future of the region according to leading scientists, universities and previously published work. This report forecasts
This year, over $7 billion in new construction is underway in Boston alone, with billions more in the Greater Boston region expected in the next few years. From transit-orientated development along the Red and Green line corridors to new buildings in the Seaport District, Greater Boston is seeing