Stephen Kulik

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Guiding principles for transportation

Guiding principles for transportation

Leveraging tech for sustainability, equity

This is the first in a series entitled The Future of Mobility, a joint project of CommonWealth and Meeting of the Minds, a San Francisco-based organization that seeks to build alliances around urban sustainability. TODAY’S NEWS IS FILLED with stories about disruptive technology changes and transportation. Driverless cars are being tested in several states, major(...)

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Reform zoning now

Reform zoning now

Clear ground rules need to be developed

Massachusetts has always been a source of innovative ideas that change the world, from the revolutionary principles that gave birth to democracy to the technological concepts that founded Facebook. But when it comes to our zoning, subdivision, and planning laws, our state is stuck a half century behind the curve. Past efforts to reform zoning(...)

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Argument

Argument

Growth & Development Extra 2006 For years, Massachusetts has been struggling to control sprawl. The MBTA has been systematically expanding transit service as an alternative to the automobile. Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard have used regional planning agencies to regulate new development. Since 1991, the state has spent over $321 million to conserve 279,000 acres(...)

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