Category Archives: Urban Development

Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm. Online. Newton’s Planning and Development Department recently released its Village Center Zoning Redesign Plan, Version 2.0 with details of how it meets the requirements of the MBTA Communities Law. Kathy Pillsbury, former climate change researcher … Read More

On April 27,  Professor Richard Primack presented the results of a recent field survey of Newton’s pollinator community carried out by a team of Boston University undergraduate students under his direction. The Newton survey was designed to determine: what major … Read More

The City of Newton is asking for feedback from residents to better inform their implementation-focused Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan through May 8, 2023. The plan will strategically recommend investments over a 5-year timeframe to ensure the walking and biking … Read More

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Lindsay Miller Barranco from the vanEnglesdorp Bee Lab at the University of Maryland spoke on the importance of bees, native bees and honey bees. The program covered: a description of native bees (both ground nesting … Read More

March 9 from 7:30-8:30pm. Online. Michele Chalice from the Xerces Society will talk about the many types of native pollinators and why their survival is a critical piece in the fight against climate change. After registering, you will receive a … Read More

Wednesday, February 8 from 5-6 pm. Online. Almost all elements of the upcoming March 14 proposal for an operational override affect transportation, streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, student and senior travel, parks, sustainability and climate, and street trees. Join Bike Newton … Read More

Wednesday, February 1 at 7-8:30pm. Online. Scary headlines about the decline of the natural world that serves as our life support have spurred people across the country to take action by planting natives to help reverse this trend. No plant … Read More