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Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

Mapping Urban Pipeline Leaks: Methane Leaks Across Boston

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

BOSTON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Natural gas is the largest source of anthropogenic emissions of methane (CH4) in the United States. To assess pipeline emissions across a major city, we mapped CH4 leaks across all 785 road miles in the city of Boston using a cavity-ring-down mobile CH4 analyzer.

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Boston, MA: The Greater Housing Report Card 2012

Monday, November 26th, 2012

DUKAKIS CENTER FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL POLICY
This report marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Each year since 2002, we have probed Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices and rents. We have analyzed the relationship between the region’s economy, demography and housing, and we have kept track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market.

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Energy Democracy – Community Innovation in Boston

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Figure 1: Community Innovations in Boston (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

CENTER FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION
Communities of color have been environmental activists for decades. These are communities most often victimized by poor environmental planning, regulations, and decision­‐making. In the last twenty years, communities of color in the Boston area have united and won a Boston­‐wide plan to run buses on cleaner burning fuel, stopped a diesel fueled power plant from being located across from the only elementary school in the diverse Chelsea neighborhood, and ended illegal dumping of trash and toxic materials in abandoned lots throughout the communities of Roxbury and Dorchester.

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Boston, MA: The Silver Line BRT System

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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Reminder: Infrastructure in the Afternoon

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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 November Public Forums at the Boston Public Library Boston Room, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 November 15, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 PM The Massachusetts Infrastructure Investment Coalition (MIIC) is identifying the long-term needs for infrastructure investments to support economic development and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Massachusetts. The coalition […]

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Infrastructure in the Afternoon

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Infrastructure in the Afternoon

November Public Forums at the Boston Public Library Boston Room, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 November 1, 15, 29, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 PM The Massachusetts Infrastructure Investment Coalition (MIIC) is identifying the long-term needs for infrastructure investments to support economic development and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Massachusetts. The […]

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Walk Score: The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Walk Score

Walk Score has released its 2011 list of the 10 Most Walkable Cities. Walk Score ranks the walkability of the 50 largest states in the United States. The Walk Score Algorithm Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. Walk Score uses a patent-pending […]

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Interactive Map: Boston Sustainable Energy

Friday, July 1st, 2011
CityofBoston.Gov

Boston, MA is full of sustainable energy projects, and CityofBoston.gov created an interactive map to show where they’re taking place.

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TECH FOR TRANSIT: DESIGNING A FUTURE SYSTEM

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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LATITUDE & NEXT AMERICAN CITY
In late 2010, Latitudeº asked 18 participants (10 from Boston, 8 from San Francisco) not to use their cars for one week. The vast majority of participants had ranked cars as their most necessary form of transportation, with the remainder using their cars at least weekly.

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Integrated Transit Systems on the East Coast

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
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“As I’ve written about many times before, innovative transportation planning can help improve communities and increase opportunities for residents and businesses. Two newly completed projects will help the people of Rhode Island experience these benefits firsthand…Taken together, these projects add up to an integrated transportation system that offers travelers in Rhode Island and the Boston metropolitan area a seamless way to move from trains to buses to planes to cars…And it was made possible because of smart investments at the federal, state, and local level.”
-Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, via Fast Lane

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