Big Picture Thinking. Real World Results.

Mission

A Better City advances Boston’s and the region’s economic health, access, sustainability, and quality of life through applied research, planning, targeted services, and advocacy.

In pursuit of its mission, A Better City brings together work in the three core program areas of Transportation and Infrastructure, Land Use and Development, and Energy and the Environment.

Publications

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State of the Built Environment

A comprehensive examination of the impacts of population and economic growth on the region’s transportation, energy, water, sewer and waste management systems, as well as the consequences of forecasted climate change over the next 15 years.  

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Mobile Source Emissions Calculator

Key to businesses understanding the three primary sources of mobile source emissions and developing programs to reduce them.

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Unified Transportation Payment System

A Better City explores the benefits, cost, and implementation of an open payment system for transportation in Massachusetts.

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Dynamic Ridesharing Technologies

New models and approaches for coordinating transportation systems in ways that are responsive to the needs of disabled and elderly populations.

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