The Wind Eyes: Designing for Natural Ventilation in Multi-Family Buildings | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

The Wind Eyes: Designing for Natural Ventilation in Multi-Family Buildings

New City Rule Could Make Somerville Housing More Affordable – Real estate news – Boston.com

New City Rule Could Make Somerville Housing More Affordable – Real estate news – Boston.com.

Definitely worth throwing on the table. We have programs that take care of those earning below 80% of median income, but very little for those earning just a hair above that 80% target. Somerville is taking a lead in promoting housing for that forgotten group of working class people who do not qualify for “affordable” housing.  We have it in the Municipally Sponsored Project part of our by-law, which has not been largely used. Perhaps we need to reconsider some aspects of our Affordable Housing By-law. Drop down to 20% for those under 80% of median and make a requirement of 5% to 10% for moderate income households. Perhaps 5% for those earning between 80% and 95% of median and 5% for those earning between 100% and 110% of median income.

 

Applications available for Melpet Farm units – News – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

Applications available for Melpet Farm units – News – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA.

Dennis Shellfish hatchery to remain open with a little help from its neighbors – News – Wicked Local Dennis – Dennis, MA

Dennis Shellfish hatchery to remain open with a little help from its neighbors – News – Wicked Local Dennis – Dennis, MA.

Juxtapositioned – Two Stories on The Importance of Shellfish

Two stories crossing paths today. First regarding the future of the Aquaculture Research Corporation Property:

Dennis shellfish hatchery plants seed for new life

And second, a competition entry called the Billion Oyster Project, which seeks to use oysters (shells and seed stock) to recreate oyster reefs in New York Harbor to protect New York City from future storms.

ARC currently provides 97% of the seed stock for commercial shell fishing in Massachusetts. Beyond shell fishing, oysters are being used in many creative ways up and down the east coast. Demand for oyster seed is growing as areas such as the Delaware Bay (2.4 million bushels of seed) and Chesapeake Bay water quality programs are turning to shellfish to reduce nitrogen levels by restoring shellfish populations.

Bike Week: May 9th – 17th

During the week of May 9th through the 17th everyone should try to get out and ride a bike as much as possible. Whether for enjoyment, commuting to work, shopping or getting to any one of our beaches. Take a bike! you might decide to ride all summer!

Bay State Bike Week: May 9th – 17th

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

April 12-18, 2015