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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IDEAS | COLIN WOODARD
Maine can finally get out of Massachusetts’ shadow
The state has never quite shaken off its legacy as a colony of Boston. But the pandemic might speed a transformation of Maine’s economy and outlook.
IDEAS | JULIA HOTZ
When money is running short, print your own
An experiment with a local currency in the Berkshires wins new attention in the COVID downturn.
The buildings of despots, then and now
Alex Beam stirred a reaction with his suggestion that Donald Trump may be right about architecture.
IDEAS | MILES HOWARD
Let’s get back together
Boosting transit and rethinking housing after the pandemic can address America’s chronic loneliness epidemic — and help the economy, too.
Trump may be right about one thing, architecture
Will Trumpitecture live on after Donald Trump?
The future of public transportation is on the line in Massachusetts
Proposed budget cuts could unravel public transit at a time when it needs to grow.
Learning to love the bleak season
With temperatures plunging and pandemic warnings about congregating indoors, a group of local architects, urbanists and funders have created a plan to rethink winter.
Time for Harbor Garage to go and a tower to rise in its place
A recent collection of readers' letters voiced opposition to a planned tower on Boston's waterfront. Here readers express why they welcome the project.
Prospect of a new tower on Boston waterfront looms large
With city review of Don Chiofaro's planned Pinnacle tower underway, opponents are making their case.
IDEAS | Roman Krznaric
How to be a good ancestor
A new political movement makes policymakers stop and think about the needs of future generations.