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Carbon Free Boston: Social Equity Report 2019

January 1, 2019

This Carbon Free Boston: Social Equity Report provides a deeper equity context for Carbon Free Boston as a whole, and for each strategy area, by demonstrating how inequitable and unjust the playing field is for socially vulnerable Bostonians and why equity must be integrated into policy design and implementation. This report summarizes the current landscape of climate action work for each strategy area and evaluates how it currently impacts inequity. Finally, this report provides guidance to the City and partners on how to do better; it lays out the attributes of an equitable approach to carbon-neutrality, framed around three guiding principles:1) plan carefully to avoid unintended consequences2) be intentional in design through a clear equity lens3) practice inclusivity from start to finish.

Carbon Free Boston: Summary Report 2019

January 1, 2019

Carbon Free Boston was developed through comprehensive engagement with City staff, utilities, neighboring municipalities, regional authorities, state agencies, industry experts, and community representatives, among others, and was supported by comprehensive analysis using models that project feasible pathways to carbon neutrality by 2050. To ensure meaningful and actionable outcomes, we looked across scales and considered opportunities and challenges associated with specific actions at the city, state, and regional levels. We also addressed disparities in communities' capacity both to mitigate climate damages and to benefit from the transition to a carbon-neutral city.Supporting technical reports and other resources are also available on the project web site:

The Boston Opportunity Agenda: Sixth Annual Report Card

January 1, 2017

The Boston Opportunity Agenda is a public/private partnership among the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools, the city's leading public charities and many local foundations to ensure that all Boston residents have access to the education necessary for upward economic mobility, civic engagement, and lifelong learning for themselves and their families. We fervently believe that by combining our resources, expertise and influence around a single agenda, we will have a greater impact on Boston's cradle-to-career educational pipeline.While Boston has many exciting programs and organizations that focus on providing opportunities for individuals, the Boston Opportunity Agenda is a long-term partnership focused on achieving system change that will ultimately affect all Boston residents.  It is with this in mind that in 2014 the leadership of the Boston Opportunity Agenda expanded the focus of our work to include not only Boston Public Schools, but also Catholic and Charter schools located in Boston.Over the past several years, the Boston Opportunity Agenda member organizations have used three organizing principles to guide our collective work and network structure. The partnership is governed by the CEOs of each member organization who identify strategic issues facing our educational pipeline in whole or in part, formulate the Boston Opportunity Agenda priorities and strategies, and provide a call to action for community stakeholders.

The Boston Opportunity Agenda: Fourth Annual Report Card

January 1, 2015

This report card is the beginning of a longer conversation about common metrics and goals across all three systems. In some areas the comparisons are easily made, in others there is not a common assessment available and we have created proxies, and in still others the measures are under development. While the work is not complete, this report offers an initial snapshot of how our learners are doing across the multiple education sectors that serve them and can serve as a blueprint for our work moving forward.

The Boston Opportunity Agenda: A Historic Education Partnership

September 22, 2011

Assesses collaborative efforts by the city, public schools, and nonprofits to build a strong educational foundation in early childhood, close the achievement gap, raise high school graduation and college completion rates, and boost postsecondary success.

A Great Reckoning: Healing a Growing Divide: A Summary of the Boston Indicators Report 2009

November 30, 2009

Summarizes the Boston Indicators Project's findings on the city's economic, social, and technological progress in civic vitality, cultural life and the arts, economy, education, environment, health, housing, public safety, technology, and transportation.

Boston's Harbor and Waterfront: A Renaissance Underway

June 30, 2005

Presents findings on the health of the harbor and waterfront's marine environment, accessibility, activity and diversity of use, and economic landscape after a twenty-year, $4 billion restoration. Offers a framework of goals and indicators of progress.