Upzone Update is a biweekly newsletter from Boston Indicators and Amy Dain that tracks and analyzes MBTA-C compliance efforts, including links to media coverage and upcoming events.

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Jun
21
Want to understand MBTA-C's potential impact? It's all in the details

Want to understand MBTA-C's potential impact? It's all in the details

Upzone Update offers analysis of MBTA-C compliance efforts, produced by zoning expert Amy Dain and the staff of Boston Indicators.
9 min read
May
31
The Rest Is Still Unwritten: Housing Advocates Gear Up for Another Year of Zoning Reform

The Rest Is Still Unwritten: Housing Advocates Gear Up for Another Year of Zoning Reform

Upzone Update offers analysis of MBTA-C compliance efforts, produced by zoning expert Amy Dain and the staff of Boston Indicators.
9 min read
May
17
Dozens of towns are passing MBTA-C plans. But how strong are they?

Dozens of towns are passing MBTA-C plans. But how strong are they?

Upzone Update offers analysis of MBTA-C compliance efforts, produced by zoning expert Amy Dain and the staff of Boston Indicators.
10 min read
May
03
Despite Challenges, Dozens of Compliance Plans Are Passing at Spring Town Meetings

Despite Challenges, Dozens of Compliance Plans Are Passing at Spring Town Meetings

Upzone Update offers analysis of MBTA-C compliance efforts, produced by zoning expert Amy Dain and the staff of Boston Indicators.
9 min read
Apr
19
Maximizing "Affordability" Without Minimizing MBTA-C Effectiveness

Maximizing "Affordability" Without Minimizing MBTA-C Effectiveness

This week's Upzone Update cover article is by Alexis Smith of MAPC, who has been leading their MBTA-C
5 min read
Apr
10
MBTA-C Zoning Meets Placemaking in Watertown

MBTA-C Zoning Meets Placemaking in Watertown

Planners and designers set their sights on a more attractive city center. Plus, town votes in Abington, Bedford, Lincoln, and Westborough.
8 min read
Mar
22
Learning from First Movers in Rapid Transit Communities

Learning from First Movers in Rapid Transit Communities

Norwood passes MBTA Communities zoning, Prof. Katie Einstein provides insight on municipal participation.
10 min read
Mar
11
The Law of the Land (Use)

The Law of the Land (Use)

Plus, predicting actual change from the law and getting real on water and sewer
9 min read
Feb
23
Setting the record straight on "local control"

Setting the record straight on "local control"

Upzone Update offers analysis of MBTA-C compliance efforts, produced by zoning expert Amy Dain and the staff of Boston Indicators.
8 min read
Feb
09
Meaningful or marginal?

Meaningful or marginal?

MBTA Communities impact rides on local compliance approaches.
10 min read