By Anne Calef, Luc Schuster and Peter Ciurczak, Boston Indicators
Tom Hopper, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
September 29th, 2021
Produced by Boston Indicators and the Center for Housing Data at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, this paper argues that Greater Boston is well-positioned to create networks of more walkable neighborhoods and town centers. However, capitalizing on the opportunity will require policy changes to improve housing access, mobility infrastructure and equitable economic development. The paper details a vision for these neighborhoods and uses case studies from four Massachusetts communities to explore how they can better provide equitable access and opportunities to all residents.