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October 2020

Strategies to Support Small Business Diversity and Equity

October 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Case studies focusing on fostering the growth of small businesses in Gateway Cities, and empowering entreprenuers of color.

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Strategies to Increase Diversity and Equity in Education

October 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

New ideas and strategies to correct disparities in educational opportunities & outcomes for students of color in Gateway Cities.

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Strategies to Increase Diversity and Equity in Civic Leadership

October 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Successful efforts to make the ranks of civic leadership more representative of the diversity in Massachusetts's Gateway Cities.  

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September 2020

Gateways Live: Gateway Cities Coronavirus Response

September 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A live Gateways podcast and panel on crisis response in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities.

MassINC’s Ben Forman and Dr. Tracy Corley moderate a discussion between three Gateway City mayors about each city’s immediate response to the coronavirus crisis and strategies for recovery.

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July 2020

It Takes a Village to Make a City: Why We Need Equity in Urban Planning

July 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Joint Local Planning could be a remedy for inequitable policies & practices. But what is community-centric planning, why do we need it, and how do we do it?

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June 2020

Tackling Racism in Cycling and Transit-Oriented Development

June 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

How cycling and other systems and infrastructure perpetuate the excessive monitoring and policing of Black and Brown bodies in public spaces.

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The Case for Equity in TOD

June 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Protests have erupted across the U.S. sparked by the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, but more than a reaction to police violence, these protests address a chronic problem rooted in centuries of racism and injustice stemming from unfair laws and policies across federal, state, and local institutions. A recent report from MassINC titled “From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development,” outlines solutions to change policies that don’t work for many…

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November 2019

The Seventh Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Summit & Awards

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
DCU Center, 50 Foster St
Worcster, MA 01608 United States

MassINC's Gateway Cities Innovation Institute will convene once again for our Seventh Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards. The awards are an opportunity to exchange ideas, meet fellow leaders, and celebrate the success and progress across the Gateway Cities. We are excited to announce that this year's event will take place in Worcester!

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Prioritizing Equitable Growth Through Fare Policy

November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Massachusetts State House Room 428, 24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133 United States
Free

REGISTER HERE! MassINC recently published a report on fare equity that confirmed what most of us already know: the lowest-wealth Commonwealth residents pay more of their incomes than wealthier folks to get around the state. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the MBTA’s commuter rail network, a public investment many moderate- and low-income Gateway City taxpayers cannot afford. Join MassINC and featured panelists at the State House to discuss the meaning of fare equity, its significance for transformative transit-oriented development, and…

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June 2019

North Shore Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum

June 19, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Lynn Art Museum, 590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01901 United States
Free

Please join us on June 19 in Lynn for the North Shore Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum. We will explore how Lynn, Peabody, Salem and other cities are using transit-oriented development to transform their cities and surrounding communities. Come share your vision, meet with colleagues old and new, learn about proposed and active rail service improvements, and exchange ideas for leveraging state, local, and federal tools for TOD. Get Your Tickets Today! June 19, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm Lynn Art Museum, 590 Washington St., Lynn, MA…

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