On Monday, November 19, 2012, participants at the Sustainable Communities Consortium Meeting met at Northeastern University, and heard Keynote Speaker Stephanie Pollack report on the 2012 Sustainable Transportation Report Card and Mayor Curtatone of Somerville on the Transportation Finance Campaign.
Participants split into groups to exchange best practices and ideas on topics such as inclusive planning and expanding access to opportunity in transit oriented development locations. Read a re-cap of some of those "learning cluster" discussions on our blog.
View summaries of illustrative projects being funded through the Sustainable Communities grant.
See summaries of place-based projects that were selected for funding under the Sustainable Communities grant. Selected place-based projects were announced at our Fall Consortium meeting on November 2, 2011.
- Sustainable Communities Year One Progress Report
- Sustainable Communities 3-year work plan
- Criteria for Consortium Membership
- Consortium Structure and Governance
- Project review and approval
- Summary of selected projects
There were 170 Consortium members, including 66 municipalities representing nearly 80 percent of the region's 3 million residents. Members also included state agencies, community based organizations, advocacy groups, academic institutions, business interests, foundations, public housing authorities, and other partners.
The members were divided into 12 caucuses; 8 topical caucuses and 4 municipal caucuses.
Consortium Steering Committee (As of September, 2012) Download PDF
City of Boston (1)
City of Boston
Inner Core (2)
City of Newton
Regional Urban Centers (2)
Town of Framingham
Maturing Suburbs (1)
Town of Westwood
Developing Suburbs (1)
Town of Littleton
Gubernatorial Appointees to MAPC Council (2)
Affordable Housing (1)
Metro West Collaborative Development
Fair Housing (1)
Metro Boston Housing Partnership
Healthy Communities (1)
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
Regional Prosperity (1)
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Healthy Environment (1)
Transportation Choices (1)
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)
Foundation partners (2)
State agencies (3)
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Academics, researchers (1)
Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – Boston,
Equity Focused Organization (1)
Alternatives for Community & the Environment (ACE)
Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (1)
Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
Action For Regional Equity (1)
Action For Regional Equity