Category Archives: Urban Development

The City of Newton invites you to attend the presentation “Cracking the Code: Understanding Zoning for Homeowners” at the Newton Free Library (300 Homer St., Newton) on Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30-8pm. This is the next in their series on the City’s project to … Read More

On Monday, November 13 from  7-9:30pm at Newton South High School (140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Centre), Newton resident Nathan G. Phillips, Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University, will speak on “Cooking the Planet, One Meal at … Read More

Green Newton recently asked Newton City Council candidates to answer a set of 15 questions on environmental issues as they relate not only to the day to day operations and decision-making of Newton’s municipal government, but as the components of … Read More

On Wednesday, September 27, the City launched a Zoning Redesign event series with “Think Globally, Act Locally: Zoning for a Sustainable Newton”. The planning team presented proposals for a stormwater ordinance, green building design and renewable energy/energy efficiency, among other … Read More

An unconventional, interdisciplinary coalition of activists, researchers, utility executives, municipal leaders, natural gas experts, inventors, and mothers is finding solutions for the gas-leaking pipelines buried in our neighborhoods. On October 3 from 9am – 12:30pm,  ‘COMMON GOALS, UNCOMMON PARTNERS: Seeking Solutions to … Read More

  The Zoning Redesign project is the first comprehensive look at updating and improving Newton’s Zoning Ordinance in more than 60 years.  This presents an opportunity to better align Newton’s core value of environmental sustainability with best practices in regulation … Read More