The questions I will be investigating in particular are: how will the next mayor calm rising housing prices, foster livable communities, improve walking conditions, encourage bicycling, and push for a better MBTA?
This is not to disparage the other issues, and many of them are connected to housing and transportation. Business owners will be interested in creating jobs in strong neighborhoods near where people live, if allowed. Parents would like to have neighborhood schools to which their kids can safely walk. Families need housing that they can afford and communities they can feel part of. Controlling crime is not just a question of policing but also of urban geography and neighborhood structure.
So with this in mind, here are some links to get started:
- How would you ease apartment overcrowding?
- How would you improve late-night transportation?
- Make cycling safer
- MassINC Vision for the City forum: [can't find part 1] part 2 part 3.
- Boston Society of Architects forum
- Candidate responses to Ward 21 questionnaires