New report projects Greater Boston infrastructure needs by 2030

Researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy authored a new report that measures the current infrastructure throughout the five counties in Greater Boston, and projects the requirements for augmenting the built environment to meet the region’s needs in 2030.

Sponsored by A Better City, “State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure” is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston’s transportation, energy use, and water, sewer and waste management systems, as well as air quality, open space, and the consequences of forecasted climate change on the region’s seaports.

“We hope this report will stir dialogue and debate over how to meet our need for transportation, energy, water, sewerage, and open space, and how to render the region more resilient in the face of climate change, sea-level rise, and storm surge,” Dukakis Center staff Barry Bluestone, Catherine Tumber and James Huessy wrote in the report.

Below are key findings from the report, which was released on June 7 at A Better City’s State of the Environment Conference at the Seaport Hotel.


Demographic and economic output projection


Future of infrastructure demand


Energy use projection

Published On: June 29, 2016 |
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