Mission

A Better City represents a multi-sector group of nearly 130 business leaders united around a common goal: to enhance the Greater Boston region’s economic health, competitiveness, equitable growth, sustainability, and quality of life for all communities. By amplifying the voice of the business community through collaboration and consensus-building, A Better City develops solutions and influences policy in three critical areas: 1. transportation and infrastructure, 2. land use and development, and 3. energy and the environment. A Better City is committed to building an equitable and inclusive future for the region that benefits and uplifts residents, workers, and businesses in Greater Boston.

I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: The Time is Now

Publications

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2023 Year in Review

In 2023, A Better City worked collaboratively with the business community, with advocates, and with leaders in the State House and City Hall to tackle some of Greater Boston’s most pressing challenges—from transportation and . . . Read More
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Primer: Addressing Extreme Heat in Boston: Engaging the Business Community In Heat Resilience Solutions

In May 2023, A Better City released an extreme heat primer that explain the threats extreme heat poses to Greater Boston as well as opportunities for businesses and institutions to advance community heat resilience. This report showcases . . . Read More
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Case Studies: How Boston Organizations and Institutions Can Engage in Community Heat Resilience Initiatives

In May 2023, A Better City released case studies that explain the threats extreme heat poses to Greater Boston as well as opportunities for businesses and institutions to advance community heat resilience. These case studies showcase some . . . Read More
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Menu of Mitigation Measures Addressing Transportation Impacts: I-90 Allston Multimodal Project

The I-90 Allston Multimodal Project proposes a complete redesign of the Allston Interchange that will reconnect communities previously separated from one another, provide greater access to public transit and public spaces like the Charles . . . Read More
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Reimagining Regional Mobility

A Better City and TransitMatters joined forces to provide an update on the status of the MBTA Rail Transformation initiative and implementation of Regional Rail. The report offers recommendations on next steps to advance Phase I of the . . . Read More

Greenway Business Improvement District (BID)

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