Reports & Articles of Interest

MPDC’s focus on building healthy communities is based on research coming out of the community development field.  Our understanding of the relationship between housing and health is informed by the following resources:

Trees of Melnea Cass Boulevard

On WGBH: We opened our lines to talk with listeners about recent protests and accusations of environmental racism over the proposed removal of 124 trees along Roxbury’s Melnea Cass Boulevard.

In The Boston Globe: Alleging ‘environmental racism,’ residents protest plan to remove scores of mature trees in Roxbury

On Healthcity: Coronavirus Threatens to Worsen Disparities, Distrust of Healthcare System Among Black Community

On WGBH: Nubian Square Needs City-Led Strategy, Report Says

Boston Magazine: New Year, New Name: Nubian Square Is Making Room for Change

SAMPAN: BPDA approves three fully affordable residential projects in Roxbury, creating 79 new income-restricted units, 12 renovated income-restricted units

Boston Globe: Beyond restaurants: Jon Cronin scores victories at City Hall, State House in new ventures

The Peoples Justice Guarantee

Living with Heat Report

The Color of Wealth in Boston

On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2017

Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Housing as a Healthcare Investment

Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015

A Systematic Review of Health Impact Assessments on Housing Decisions and Guidance for Future Practice